Two postdoctoral positions are open in the Walker Lab in the Biology
Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (see
http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/faculty/ewalker.phtml for a brief
overview). The first position will be to investigate the *Yellow Stripe-Like
* family of genes in maize. The second, is to perform transcription
profiling experiments to identify key genes for the production of the
chemotherapeutic drug taxol. Each uses a combination of genetics,
bioinformatics, and biochemistry.
Applicants with previous plant molecular biology experience are preferred.
To apply, please send the following materials to ewalker from bio.umass.edu:
1. A cover letter explaining specifically why you are interested in joining
the group, what skills and knowledge you would contribute, and what you
think we could offer in terms of training. In addition, please describe
your career goals.
2. A CV with three or more references and their full contact information.
3. A brief proposal (a few paragraphs is enough) for a possible project in
the lab. This need not be detailed, but should indicate that you have read
enough of the literature to be sincerely interested in some aspect of our
research, and that you can think independently and creatively about your
work. This can be part of the cover letter.
Elsbeth L Walker
Director, Plant Biology Graduate Program
Associate Professor, Biology
Amherst, MA 01003
413 545-0861 (voice)
413 545-3243 (fax)