Two Postdoctoral Positions
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Two postdoctoral positions are now available in the Plant
Genetics Section of the Plant Biology Division at the Noble
Foundation. One position is to clone wax genes (cer) in
Arabidopsis using map-based cloning and mass sequencing
approaches. The second position involves the biochemical
analysis of enzymes leading to wax biosynthesis.
Surfaces waxes serve to protect plants from water loss and
are involved in insect-host interactions. Mutants in wax
biosynthesis have been identified by their characteristic glossy
phenotype. Approximately 80 cer mutations representing twenty
complementation groups are known in Arabidopsis. Wax
biosynthesis provides a wide range of research questions to
address, including tissue-specific expression, response to both
biotic and abiotic stress, and genetic engineering to effect
quantity and quality characteristics.
Persons with classical genetic, molecular (either
conventional or map-based cloning), or biochemical (protein or
membrane purification and immunology) training are encouraged to
apply. There are over thirty staff scientists and postdocs
working in a stimulating environment, where research is conducted
in modern, well equipped laboratories. Minimum starting salary
will be $22,000/year for each position, and funding will be
available for three years. Positions will begin immediately.
Interested persons should send CV and three letters of
recommendation to: The Plant Biology Division/Genetics Section,
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, P.O. Box 2180, Ardmore, OK
73402. Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr.
Dusty Post-Beittenmiller, telephone (405) 223-5810, after October
12, 1992. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation is an equal