John Innes Centre
Postdoctoral position in plant signal transduction
A Postdoctoral Research Scientist is required for a project in plant
disease resistance signaling. The position is available immediately
for two years.
The project available is to identify and characterise novel cDNA
suppressors of the Pto pathway (see Scofield 1996 Science 274, 2063;
Rathjen 1999 EMBO J 18, 3232) using a virus-induced gene silencing
screen (VIGS; Baulcombe (1999) Curr Op Plant Biol 2, 109). The
successful applicant will join a laboratory studying signaling events
in specific disease resistance. Applicants should have a PhD or
equivalent in a relevant science subject together with excellent
skills in molecular biology. Experience in protein techniques would
be an advantage. Experience in plant pathology is not required.
Informal enquiries about the position are encouraged
(john.rathjen at bbsrc.ac.uk). The Sainsbury Laboratory has excellent
facilities for genomics, proteomics, and plant growth. Salary on
appointment will be within the RA1A scale =A317,451 to =A326,229 per annum
depending on qualifications and experience.
To apply, please send a full CV including names and contact
information for two referees to the Personnel Officer, John Innes
Centre, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK quoting reference number 10 84.
The closing date for application is
17 January 2002.