Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research positions within
the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products.
The first research project, directed by Prof Ian Graham, is aimed at the
functional characterisation of genes involved in regulating Arabidopsis
seed germination and metabolism. Bioinformatics, microarrays, metabolite
profiling and reverse genetics will be used to identify and prove the
function of genes that regulate seed germination and associated
The second project, directed by Prof Simon McQueen Mason involves an
examination of the molecular basis of cell wall flexibility in plants.
The project makes use of proteomic, and molecular biological approaches
in combination with mechanical analyses of specialised plant cell walls.
The postdoctoral research associate on the first project will have a
strong background in molecular biology ideally with experience in
Arabidopsis molecular genetics. Candidates for the second post should
have experience in molecular biology and protein chemistry.
Both posts are funded by the CNAP core budget, initially for 3 years,
with a possibility of extension. Starting salaries will be in the range
=A316,775 - =A322,245 per annum.
=46or further particulars and details of how to apply please write to the
Personnel Office, University of York, Heslington, York, Y01 5DD, England
(e-mail: jobs at york.ac.uk) quoting reference number web/6034 Or see
http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/persnl/jobs/6034.htm. Closing date Friday
18th May 2001
Dr Maggie Smallwood, Information officer, Centre for Novel Agricultural
Products, Department of Biology, PO Box 373, University of York. York
Y010 5YW. Tel 44 1904 432618 Fax 44 1904 432928