Contact: kissjz at muohio.edu
Plant Space Biology
A Ph.D. or equivalent in the plant sciences. Experience and knowledge
in plant physiology & cell biology.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience in gravitational & space biology and molecular biology.
This position is funded by NASA for the definition and development
stages of a spaceflight project to study phototropism in plants. The
major goals of this research are (1) to better understand cellular
mechanisms of phototropism in plants and (2) to determine the effects
and influence of gravity on light perception in plants. Specifically,
we plan to use microgravity to facilitate studies of phototropism in
roots and hypocotyls of young seedlings of Arabidopsis.
The successful candidate will be responsible for ground-based testing
related to this project. He/she will be responsible for establishing
correct culture conditions and time tables for conducting experiments in
space. The person will need to travel to NASA sites for hardware
development and testing. He/she will also participate in writing
reports and manuscripts.
The anticipated salary is $29,500 per year with full medical and
Send a curriculum vitae with three letters of reference to:
Professor John Z. Kiss
Department of Botany
Oxford, OH 45056 USA
e-mail: kissjz at muohio.edu
Please indicate the date that you are available to start this position.