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Postdoctoral and research positions, Texas A&M University

Z. Jeffrey Chen zjchen at acs.tamu.edu
Thu Sep 30 10:52:50 EST 1999

Several postdoctoral and research positions are available in the Laboratory
for Crop Genome Analysis working on structural and functional genomics in
Arabidopsis and polyploid crops.  The lab is interested in understanding
genome organization and function of parental genes in polyploid Arabidopsis
and important crops such as Brassica, cotton, and wheat.  Polyploidization
is an important evolutionary process involved in the formation of over 70%
of flowering plants including many crops.  We will address some interesting
questions at basic and applied levels using genomic and biochemical
approaches.  We are studying genetics of polyploid plants and investigating
gene regulation mechanism that is not based on DNA sequence, a phenomenon
called epigenetics.

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available for molecular
geneticists who will develop high-throughput markers for marker-assisted
selection in breeding programs or analyze parental gene expression in
polyploid plants.  Requirements include a Ph. D in genetics, biology, plant
breeding, or related disciplines with motivation to be successful in a
research career.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The initial support is available for two years and renewed annually.

One Research Associate position is availabe for a professional staff member
or a research specialist in genomics.  Requirements include a MS in
genetics or biology or a BS in life sciences with laboratory research

One position in bioinformatics requires a BS in biology or genetics with
computer skills in Unix, Java, and/or C++.  Additional support for three
graduate students is also available.

The research environment at Texas A&M University is excellent.  Research
activities in genomics on the campus include a BAC Center to facilitate
genomic sequencing and a functional genomic initiative for genome-wide
expression analysis in microbial, yeast, and plants.  Crop Biotechnology
Center is finished with state-of-art equipment and growth facilities for
basic and applied research in plant genomics.  Interested person should
send a statement of career goals along with a copy of resume including
publication lists and names and addresses of three references to
zjchen at acs.tamu.edu, Dr. Z. Jeffrey Chen, Laboratory for Crop Genome
Analysis, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX 77843-2474.  Application for graduate studies may be
submitted to Graduate Program in Genetics, Faculty of Genetics, Department
of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
77843-2128.  Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Z. Jeffrey Chen
Assistant Professor
Laboratory for Crop Genome Analysis
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2474
Phone: (409) 845-3773, Fax -0456

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