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Postdoc position in South Africa: plant molecular biology

Dave Berger dberger at postino.up.ac.za
Tue Oct 15 04:03:08 EST 2002

Postdoctoral Fellowship in plant molecular biology at the University of
Pretoria.  The project concerns the improvement of maize for fungal
resistance in a consortium with international partners and is funded by
the European Union (see
http://www.up.ac.za/academic/botany/safemaiz.html ). The research will
involve design and development of innovative approaches in gene
isolation, plant biochemistry and molecular analysis of transgenic

Candidates should have a PhD in molecular biology or a related
discipline, with experience in state-of-the-art plant transformation and
molecular techniques.  Demonstrated laboratory expertise through recent
publications in quality international journals and a high level of
computer literacy are essential.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and well-equipped laboratory
within the stimulating environment of the Botany Department, Forestry
and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) in the Faculty of
Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (see
http://www.up.ac.za/academic/botany/berger.html).  The remuneration is
highly competitive, since it is a contract position funded by the
European Union.

Pretoria is an attractive destination for those interested in
experiencing life in South Africa. It is the Capital City, is host to
most Embassies and is well known for the seasonal displays of Jacaranda
Trees.  Pretoria is on the doorstep of the bushveld game parks, home of
the Big Five (http://www.southafrica.net). The weather is good all year
round and most days are sunny and warm.

The position is for two years and can be filled immediately (1 November
2002).  The closing date for applications is November 15, 2002, although
the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply by emailing or faxing a complete CV with contact details of
three referees (including phone numbers and email addresses) to Prof.
Dave Berger, Room 6-26, Agricultural Sciences Building, University of
Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa (Fax: +27-12-362 5327; Email:
dberger at postino.up.ac.za). Telephone +27-12-420 4634.

Dave Berger, PhD
Associate Professor, Botany
Room 6-26
Agricultural Sciences Building
University of Pretoria
Pretoria  0002 South Africa
Phone: +27-12-420 4634 / 4239
Fax:   +27-12-362 5327

SA "Tree of the Year" 2002
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