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postdoc position: plant-insect interactions

Georg Jander gj32 at cornell.edu
Thu Jul 31 20:09:02 EST 2003

Postdoctoral Position
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Ithaca, New York

A postdoctoral position is available in the area of insect-plant
interactions.  We are using Arabidopsis and the peach-potato aphid (Myzus
persicae) as a model system to study the mechanisms by which plants defend
themselves against herbivory by piercing/sucking insects. Genetic,
biochemical and insect behavior research approaches will be used to study
the process of defense gene induction and the role of specific small
molecules in insect defense.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include design and
implementation of experiments and evaluation of data related to
insect-plant interactions. Development of additional areas of interest
within the scope of the project is encouraged. The position is open
immediately and funding is available for two years.  Candidates with
backgrounds in plant physiology, molecular biology, genetics, or insect
behavior are encouraged to apply. Research will be conducted in the
laboratory of Georg Jander at the Boyce Thompson Institute.

The Boyce Thompson Institute is a private not for profit research
organization located on the campus of Cornell University. Information about
the institute and the Jander lab can be found at
http://bti.cornell.edu/.  BTI is an equal opportunity employer.  If
interested, please send a cover letter detailing research interests and
experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references
to:  Georg Jander, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca,
NY  14853, email: gj32 at cornell.edu, phone (607) 254-1365.

Georg Jander
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Tower Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

gj32 at cornell.edu
Phone: 607-254-1365
FAX: 607-254-2958



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