Postdoctoral position

Eric Richards richards at
Wed Jan 5 14:58:04 EST 2000

A postdoctoral research position is available to join an NSF-funded
functional genomics consortium investigating chromatin-level control of
gene expression in plants.  This five-year project, initiated September
1999, is employing gene disruption techniques to investigate the function
of a large set of maize and Arabidopsis genes predicted to be involved in
chromatin organization and modification.

Candidates should have demonstrated experience in nucleic acid
manipulation, transmission genetics, and standard biochemical techniques.
The successful candidate will work with a support team of two technicians
at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri to: 1) construct and
characterize gene silencing-mediated knock-out transgenic lines of
Arabidopsis, and 2) conduct chromatin biochemical analysis of gene
disruption lines provided by other members of the consortium.  We
anticipate that a number of independent projects will develop from this

The successful candidate will be able to draw from the diverse intellectual
environment provided by the strong St. Louis area plant biology research
community, as well as the large combined biomedical research community at
Washington University's Hilltop and Medical School campuses.  Further
interactions will involve other members of the consortium at Johns Hopkins
University, Purdue University, University of Arizona, University of
Wisconsin, and University of Missouri, Columbia.

Candidates should send their curriculum vitae and the names/contact
information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference to:

Craig Pikaard and Eric Richards
Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri  63130

pikaard at
richards at

Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


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