Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions

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Mon May 25 15:01:09 EST 1998


Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Transgenic Disease
Resistance in Small Grains

A Postdoctoral Research Associate Position is available for
investigation of transgenic resistance to fungal pathogens of oat in
the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of
Minnesota.=DD The incumbent will lead a team focused on genetic
engineering strategies for resistance to crown rust and other fungal
diseases.=DD Primary responsibility will be discovery of novel
strategies and genes for resistance and will complement
an ongoing oat genetic engineering program that has developed an
efficient transformation system.=DD The oat program will interact with a
similar project in the Department investigating disease resistance in
wheat and barley creating a large effort focused on transgenic disease
resistance in small grains.=DD The position is available for three years
pending satisfactory progress on project goals.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in plant molecular genetics, plant
pathology or related discipline and documented experience in gene
isolation and recombinant DNA techniques.=DD Experience with transgenic
disease resistance, especially for fungal diseases is preferred.

To apply please send by June 15, 1998 a curriculum vitae, and names
and addresses of three references to D.A. Somers, Department of
Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, 411 Borlaug
Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108, phone (612)
625-5769, fax (612) 625-1268, email somers at biosci.cbs.umn.edu.



Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Soybean Transformation

A Postdoctoral Research Associate Position is available for
investigation of soybean transformation in the Department of Agronomy
and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota.=DD The successful
candidate will join a team focused on developing transformation
systems for soybean genotypes grown in Minnesota.=DD Agrobacterium- and
biolistic-mediated transformation systems are currently being
investigated.=DD The aim is to increase production of fertile transgenic
plants and to manipulate traits in soybean.=DD The  position is
available for two years pending satisfactory progress on project goals
with a high probability for renewal.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in plant biology or related
discipline and documented experience in plant tissue culture and
transformation. Experience with soybean transformation is preferred.

To apply please send by June 15, 1998 a curriculum vitae, and names
and addresses of three references to D.A. Somers, Department of
Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, 411 Borlaug
Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108, phone (612)
625-5769, fax (612) 625-1268, email somers at biosci.cbs.umn.edu.




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