A postdoctoral position is available immediately in my laboratory at
Oklahoma State University to continue the analysis of titan mutants
defective in mitosis and cell cycle control during seed development in
Arabidopsis [see Plant J. 16: 21-31 (1998) and Plant Cell 12: 1379-1392
(2000)]. Research activities will include a combination of plant
molecular biology, genetics, and cell biology.
Eighteen titan mutants defective in at least 9 different genes have been
identified to date. Emphasis here will be placed on a detailed
characterization of mutants defective in SMC, ARL, and related proteins
required for normal endosperm development. The long-term goal is to
understand the roles of TITAN proteins in endosperm nuclear dynamics
during seed development. A Ph.D. and demonstrated expertise in plant
molecular and developmental genetics is required. Previous research
experience with Arabidopsis is preferred but not required. The preferred
starting date is May to July 2001. Review of applications will begin
March 30, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled. Funding is
available for at least 3 years.
OSU is part of a pleasant academic community with a strong and expanding
interdisciplinary program in molecular plant biology (see
http://plantbionet.okstate.edu). Opportunities exist for research
collaborations with the SR Noble Foundation in Ardmore, OK.
For additional information please contact: David W. Meinke, Department of
Botany, 104 Life Sciences East, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
74078 (Phone: 405-744-6549, Fax: 405-744-7074; Email: meinke at okstate.edu;
OSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to
multicultural diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
David W. Meinke
Department of Botany
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
FAX: 405-744-7074 (Note change)
Email: meinke at osuunx.ucc.okstate.edu