14th March 2000
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE TO WORK ON THE PLANT RIBOSOME
My lab is interested in determining the protein composition of the plant
ribosome, the relatedness of the plant ribosomal proteins
(r-proteins) with prokaryotic, yeast & animal r-proteins and the mode of
regulation of expression of plant r-proteins. This
post-doctoral position will focus on determining the protein composition
of the plant ribosome as well as determining the mode
of regulation of expression of the 2 r-proteins S6 and S15A. R-protein S6
is a r-protein which can exist in a phosphorylated or
unphosphorylated form. Regulation of phosphorylation appears to play a
role in regulation of translation by the ribosome. How
is expression of r-protein S6 regulated at the transcriptional
level? R-protein S15A is a primary binder of 18S rRNA. As such,
regulation of it's expression could play a major role in subsequent
ribosomal small subunit assembly. How is expression of
r-protein S15A regulated at the transcriptional level?
The applicant must have a Ph.D. in plant molecular biology or experience
in plant molecular biology since graduating. Some
experience in protein manipulation would be a bonus.
The competition will be open until a suitable candidate has been
identified. The position is to start ASAP.
Please check my web page at: http://duke.usask.ca/~bonhamp/ for more
information concerning my laboratory, its occupants
and our research interests.
Interested applicants can contact me through email
at: bonhamp at duke.usask.ca or via mail at:
Dr. Peta Bonham-Smith
Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan
112 Science Place
Saskatoon S7N 5E2