PDF in plant disease resistance signaling

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Mon Feb 5 05:16:48 EST 2001

John Innes Centre

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity

A Postdoctoral Research Scientist is required for a project in plant
disease resistance signaling.  The position is available immediately for
two years (Ref. No. 25 09 14), and may be extended subject to available

The successful candidate will join a laboratory investigating signal
transduction events in specific disease resistance in plants.  We are
conducting structure-function analyses of defined proteins,
investigating post-translational modifications and formation of active
signaling complexes, and identifying new pathway members.  The
successful applicant will analyze protein complexes containing Pto
kinase of tomato (see Scofield 1996 Science 274, 2063; Rathjen 1999 EMBO
J 18, 3232).

Applicants require a Ph.D and should be highly motivated.  Significant
experience with proteins is preferred, but some experience coupled with
a strong desire to learn is acceptable.  Experience in plant biology is
not a prerequisite.  Informal enquiries about the position are
encouraged (john.rathjen at bbsrc.ac.uk).  Please quote the appropriate
Ref. No. in all correspondence.  Salary on appointment for the
Postdoctoral Research Scientist position will be within the RA1A scale
=A316,286 to =A324,479 per annum.  Appointment level will depend on
qualifications and experience.

To apply, please send a full CV including names and contact information
for two referees to the Personnel Officer, John Innes Centre, Colney,
Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK quoting the Ref. No.  The closing date for
application is March 1, 2001.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a leading institution for the study of
molecular plant pathology, with world-class technological facilities and
a stimulating intellectual environment.  Norwich is a well-preserved
medieval town of about 200,000 people, and provides a pleasant lifestyle
with excellent access to leisure and cultural activities.

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