Post doctoral RA, root hair development, Grierson laboratory.
A post will be funded for three years by the BBSRC to identify between three
and eight genes with well-characterised and important roles during root hair
development in Arabidopsis. You will have an opportunity to make rapid
progress using existing mutants (Plant Cell 2000, 12: 1961-1974), PCR-based
markers, data from the Arabidopsis genome project, and a biolistic technique
for the transient complementation of root hairs (Plant Journal, in press).
Dr Grierson and her research group recently moved to the University of Bristol
as part of a major investment in plant science that includes three new
lecturers (Drs C Grierson, K Halliday, and S Hiscock) and a Professor (K
Edwards). The group works in newly refurbished, well-equipped laboratories
with purpose-built Arabidopsis growth rooms.
You should have a PhD and expertise in molecular techniques. You will need to
have good organisational skills including the ability to schedule and
prioritise a large project. You will also need to be reliable and
approachable, and communicate well with students, research staff, and others
within the School. The following would be advantageous but are not essential:
experience of overseeing the work of others, experience of genome databases or
map-based cloning, a genuine enthusiasm for genetics, cell biology, or
development, and any other knowledge or experience relevant to the project.
Salary range #16,775-18,731 per annum.
For further details telephone +44 (0)117 928 8894 or e-mail
recruitment at bris.ac.uk (stating postal address only) quoting reference 7485.
Electronic applicants must include an "Application form for academic vacancy"
found at http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Personnel/recruit.htm
e-mail: Claire.Grierson at bris.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 7480
Closing date 9.00am local time, 13 June 2001.