Position available - patch clamping

Karen Schumaker schumake at Ag.Arizona.Edu
Thu Jul 15 11:19:06 EST 1999

Position Summary:
A postdoctoral position is available to study calcium channel activity and
regulation during moss development (Schumaker and Dietrich, 1997, Plant
Cell 9:1099; 1998, ARPP, PMB 49:501).

Duties and Responsibilities:
This individual will be responsible for the final set up of a patch clamp
apparatus recently assembled in the laboratory and for initiating patch
clamp studies.  The work will complement biochemical studies that have
identified a moss plasma membrane calcium transport activity that is
potentially regulated by voltage, hormones, modulators of animal cell "L"
type calcium channels, and heterotrimeric GTP-binding proteins (Schumaker
and Gizinski, 1993, PNAS 90:10937, 1995, JBC 270: 23461; 1996 JBC

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in biophysics or related discipline and extensive training in, and a
proven record (publications) using patch clamp technology to study plant
membrane transport.  An electrophysiological approach represents a new
direction for our laboratory and, as a result, the successful candidate
must be very independent and able to interact with and clearly explain
research findings to non-electrophysiologists (biochemists and molecular

Please submit a curriculum vitae, a brief description of
interest and previous research experience, and names of three references
(including e-mail and telephone numbers) to:
	Dr. Karen Schumaker
	Department of Plant Sciences
	University of Arizona
	Tucson, AZ 85721
	(520) 621-9635
	e-mail: schumake at ag.arizona.edu

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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