A short, post-doctoral research post is available at the University of
Bristol to work on the TIP1 gene of Arabidopsis. TIP1 is a putative
regulator of plant cell growth that affects every stage of root hair
formation (Plant Cell 12:1961-1974 and refs therein). The open
reading frame encoding the TIP1 protein has recently been identified
by transient complementation. The post holder will confirm the identity
of TIP1 by stable transformation, characterise the expression pattern
of TIP1 and use fusions to green fluorescent protein to localise the
TIP1 protein within root hair cells.
Dr Grierson and her research group recently moved to the University of
Bristol as part of a major investment in plant science that includes
three new lecturers (Drs C Grierson, K Halliday, and S Hiscock) and a
Professor (K Edwards). The group works in newly refurbished,
well-equipped laboratories with purpose-built Arabidopsis growth rooms.
Applicants should have a PhD or post-doctoral experience that includes
molecular biology. It is important that they are able to work closely
and effectively with others. Previous experience of plant science is
desirable, but not essential.
For further details and an application form contact Claire Grierson at:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Bristol
e-mail: Claire.Grierson at bristol.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)117 9287480