A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the chloroplast division
machinery in plants. The successful applicant will join an interactive
research team probing the composition, assembly, macromolecular organization
and biochemical dynamics of the plastid division apparatus. Studies will
expand significantly on previous work establishing a critical role for FtsZ
proteins in plastid division (Vitha et al. 2001, J. Cell Biol., 153,
111-120; Stokes et al 2000, Plant Physiol. 124, 1668-1677, Colletti et al.
2000, Curr. Biol. 10, 507-516, Osteryoung et al. 1998, Plant Cell 10,
1991-2004, Osteryoung & Vierling 1995, Nature 376, 473-474). Experimental
approaches being employed include analysis of protein-protein interactions,
forward and reverse genetics, genomics, proteomics, and cell biology.
Expertise in molecular genetics or protein biochemistry is desirable. A
Ph.D. and experience with standard molecular techniques are essential.
Please send a summary of research experience, curriculum vitae, and the
names and addresses of three references to: Katherine W. Osteryoung, Dept.
of Plant Biology, 166 Plant Biology Bldg., Michigan State University, East
Lansing, MI 48824-1312. Email osteryou at msu.edu. MSU is an Affirmative
Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.