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Postdoctoral positions

David Stern David_Stern at QMRELAY.MAIL.CORNELL.EDU
Fri Jan 8 11:51:26 EST 1993

                      Postdoctoral positions
Postdoctoral Research Associates
Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

2 postdoctoral positions are available to study the post-transcriptional
control of chloroplast gene expression, commencing in the summer or fall of
1993.  Both differential mRNA stabilities and translational control play
important roles in chloroplasts, which contain RNA-binding proteins and
ribonucleases that are involved in regulating RNA processing, RNA decay rates
and translation initiation.  In spinach, emphasis is being placed on the
purification and functional analysis of sequence and/or structure-specific
RNA-binding proteins (Molec. Cell. Biol 11:4380).  In Chlamydomonas,
transformation and genetic analyses are being used to identify translational
regulatory signals.  This is being accomplished by the creation of mutant
translation initiation codons or 5' untranslated region deletions using
chloroplast transformation, and the subsequent isolation and analysis of
second-site suppressor mutations (Sakamoto et al., PNAS in press 1/93). 
Candidates should send a brief statement of their interests, a curriculum
vitae, and names of three referees to David Stern, Boyce Thompson Institute,
Cornell University, Tower Rd., Ithaca, NY  14853; telephone 607-254-1306; fax
607-254-1242; Bitnet David_Stern at qmrelay.mail.cornell.edu.  Applications will
be accepted until the positions are filled.  Boyce Thompson is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged
to apply.

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