A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study molecular
mechanisms of shoot apical meristem function at the USDA/UC Berkeley Plant
Gene Expression Center in Albany, CA. Work in the Fletcher lab focuses on
understanding how cell proliferation is controlled in shoot apical
meristems by the CLAVATA ligand-receptor kinase signal transduction pathway
(see Current Opinion in Plant Biology 2000, 3: 23-30). The successful
applicant will be responsible for conducting genetic and molecular analyses
of CLV-like genes in maize and rice.
Candidates should have a strong background in genetics/molecular biology.
The appointment is for three years, and preference will be given to
candidates with the potential to obtain independent funding. Salary will be
commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should send a
c.v., a description of their research experience, and the names and
addresses of three references to Dr. Jennifer Fletcher, Plant Gene
Expression Center, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710, or by email to
jfletcher at pgec.ars.usda.gov