JOB ANNOUNCEMENT for persons interested in Arabidopsis pathology:
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the Kent
Arabidopsis Plant Pathology Group. Fungal plant pathogens are a major
cause of yield loss in agricultural crops. The isolation and analysis
of the genes involved in resistance to such pathogens is therefore of
great importance. Dr. Ian Crute's group at HRI East Malling, Kent have
already identified a range of resistance genes in Arabidopsis thaliana
to the obligate fungal pathogens Peronospora parasitica and Albugo candida.
The host species is highly amenable to molecular genetic analysis and
hence represents an excellent system in which to study such genes. The
research will be aimed at mapping and subsequently isolating plant genes
encoding disease resistance, and will be initiated by utilizing RFLP mapping
techniques. Experience in molecular biology would be an advantage. There
will also be excellent opportunities to gain first-hand experience
working with Drs. Eric Holub and Ian Crute on the experimental biology
of this promising pathosystem. The position is funded for three years
by the Agriculture and Food Research Council (RA1B pay scale: 11,969 to 19,073
British pounds per annum plus superannuation and national insurance
contributions). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
and the names and addresses of three referees. For further details contact
Dr. Jim Beynon (phone 0233-812401; FAX 0233-813320).
Send applications to:
Dr. Jim Beynon, Department of Biochemistry and Biological Sciences,
University of London, Wye College, Wye, Kent TN25 5AH.