[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Research Position Available

Karen Schumaker via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by schumake from ag.arizona.edu)
Mon Aug 8 12:35:34 EST 2011


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, MOLECULAR EVOLUTION AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS
OF PLANT ADAPTATION TO SOIL SALINITY

 

SCHOOL OF PLANT SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

 

A postdoctoral research position is available in the School of Plant
Sciences at the University of Arizona to participate in a research project
that focuses on understanding the molecular evolution and function of genes
and associated networks that control plant adaptation to soil salinity.  The
build-up of salt in agricultural soils is a widespread problem that limits
the growth and yield of important crop species worldwide.  Genetic variation
for plant growth in salinity (salt tolerance) exists; however, little is
known about the genes and pathways underlying this variation.  Our studies
involve phylogenetic surveys and comparative genomics within the
Brassicaceae to assess the evolutionary forces acting on plant adaptation to
salinity, mapping and isolation of genes that underlie natural variation for
salt tolerance with screens of Arabidopsis accessions, and molecular genetic
analyses of the functions of altered or novel alleles identified.    

 

Preference will be given to a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and
independent candidate with a Ph.D. and proven experience in molecular
genetics and molecular biology and a strong background in genomics and/or
evolutionary biology.  Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
and an ability to interact and work collaboratively with others are
essential qualifications.  The position is available September 1, 2011.  

 

To apply, applicants should send a CV, a letter stating specific research
interests, a summary of research accomplishments and future research
objectives, and the names and contact information (address, phone, and
e-mail) for three references to Dr. Karen Schumaker (
<mailto:schumake from ag.arizona.edu> schumake from ag.arizona.edu), School of Plant
Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0036.  The University
of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/W/D.V.

 

 

 

 



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