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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral- and Predoctoral/Technician positions available-Seattle

Keiko Torii ktorii at u.washington.edu
Thu Jun 2 11:40:13 EST 2005


Postdoctoral/Technician positions available: Arabidopsis developmental 
genetics/receptor signal transduction

A. Postdoctoral position – receptor/protein kinase biochemist

A 2-year postdoctoral position, with a possible extension in the 3rd 
year, is available immediately in the Keiko Torii lab at the University 
of Washington (http://myprofile.cos.com/ktorii) to study 
receptor-kinase mediated signal transduction and development.  A 
successful applicant will take a biochemical approach to investigate 
the modes of receptor activation and downregulation of Arabidopsis 
ERECTA-family receptor-like kinases (RLK).  We recently found that 
ERECTA-family RLKs interacts in a synergistic manner to regulate organ 
growth, floral patterning, as well as stomatal patterning and 
differentiation (Shpak et al. 2005, 2004, 2003).  A successful 
candidate will investigate the molecular basis of multifaceted function 
of this receptor kinase family.  Candidates must have a strong 
background in protein biochemistry, such as in-gel kinase assay, 
phosphopeptide mapping, protein purification, and 
co-immunoprecipitation.   Expertise in general molecular 
biology/molecular genetics is plus. Previous experience in the plant 
system is not required.   The Torii lab offers a team-oriented, 
collaborative environment with each researcher having his/her own 
project.

For recent publications see:
Shpak, E.D., et al. (2005) Science, in press.
Shpak, E.D., et al. (2004) Development 131:1491-1501.
Torii, K.U., et al. (2004) Int Rev Cytol 231:1-46.
Godiard, L., et al. (2003) Plant Journal 36: 353-356.
Shpak, E.D., et al. (2003) Plant Cell 15: 1095-1110.

The position comes with a full benefit, including Medical/Vision/Dental 
Insurance and retirement, according to the University of Washington 
guidelines.


Please send a letter outlining your research interests, current CV, and 
a name and e-mail address of three referees to:

Dr. Keiko Torii, Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Washington,
Hitchcock 544
Seattle, WA 98195-5325




B. Research Technician position – genetic screening and map-based 
cloning
Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle

A research technician position is available immediately in the Keiko 
Torii lab at the University of Washington 
(http://myprofile.cos.com/ktorii).  A successful applicant will conduct 
an ongoing large-scale Arabidopsis genetic screen for novel epidermal 
patterning mutants, and assist Map-based cloning of causal genes.  The 
applicants must be meticulous, highly organized, motivated, and can 
work independently as well as a group to conduct a genetic screen, and 
must like to take care of plants on a daily basis (The duty includes 
soiling and watering Arabidopsis).  A previous experience in PCR and 
DNA-gel analysis is preferred.  The position is secured for two years, 
with additional year extension based on the progress.  Therefore, the 
position is highly suited for recent college graduates who wish to have 
strong research experience before heading onto the graduate career in 
related disciplines.

This is a full-time position with a full benefit, including 
Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance and retirement, according to the 
University of Washington guidelines.


Please send your CV (resume) and phone number/e-mail/address of two 
references to:

Dr. Keiko Torii, Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Washington,
Hitchcock 544
Seattle, WA 98195-5325



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