POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE position, University of Florida

Altpeter, Fredy FAltpeter at
Tue Jul 13 17:26:28 EST 2004

USDA-Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program is available to a 
highly motivated and qualified applicant beginning in September 2004 
in the Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology, Agronomy Department, 
IFAS, University of Florida 

Our research uses efficient genetic transformation protocols for 
grasses (Mol. Breeding 6: 519-528) and cereals (Mol. Breeding 8: 
295-309) for the dissection of traits and crop improvement (Plant 
Molecular Biology (articles in advance), Plant Journal 26: 265-274, 
Nature Biotechnology 14: 1155-1159, Journal of Plant Physiology 158: 

Job Description: The postdoctoral research associate will focus on 
the development and comparative evaluation of strategies to support 
containment of transgenes in cross pollinating grasses. This includes 
vector construction, generation of transgenic grasses, molecular 
characterization of transgenic grasses and analysis of gene flow 
under controlled environment and field conditions.

Qualifications: Essential criteria for appointment include extensive 
postdoctoral experience in plant molecular biology and a working 
knowledge of plant breeding / genetics, good verbal and written 
communication skills in English, a record of publication in peer 
reviewed scientific journals, evidence of ability to successfully 
complete projects, demonstrated experience in working as part of a 
team. Experience in plant transformation and plant breeding is also 

Salary: Salary is commensurate with training and experience. This 
position comes with fringe benefits.

To Apply: Send a cover letter describing your research interests and 
career goals, CV, transcripts, and the contact information for three 
references preferably by e-mail to 
<mailto:faltpeter at>faltpeter at or 
addressed to: Dr. Fredy Altpeter, Agronomy Department, University of 
Florida, IFAS, PO Box 11O300, Gainesville, FL 32611-300.

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until a 
suitable candidate is identified. International applicants should 
include information on their US visa-history.

Gainesville, the home town of the University of Florida, is located 
half way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico with a 
population of 150 000 (48 000 students) and has frequently achieved 
top ratings in quality of life and affordability. More information on 
the University of Florida is available at 

University of Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer (male/female) and does not discriminate on the basis of 
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, 
age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam Era Veteran 
status in the offering of all benefits, services, and educational and 
employment opportunities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to 


Fredy Altpeter

Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Molecular Plant Physiology

Agronomy Department

University of Florida, IFAS

PO Box 11O300

2191 McCarty Hall

Gainesville, FL32611-300

Tel.: 352 392 1823 ext. 204, 216 or 218

Fax: 352 392 7248

E-mail: faltpeter at





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