A postdoctoral associate position is available to study the mechanism of
plant mRNA polyadenylation. Funded by the National Science Foundation¹s
Arabidopsis 2010 Program, the goal of the project is to understand the
functions of a set of proteins and their encoding genes in mRNA
polyadenylation, 3¹-end formation, and potentially, in transcription
termination. We are using two main approaches: functional genomic tools to
study the roles of the genes in gene expression regulation, plant growth and
development; and biochemical tools to explore the roles of the proteins
during polyadenylation. For further information, please visit
A Ph.D. in plant biology or a related field is required. Experience in
molecular biology, genetics and/or biochemical research is essential.
Knowledge of functional genomics and/or bioinformatics is desirable. The
initial appointment will be for one year starting Sept. 1, 2005, and the
reappointment will depend on successful performance and available funding.
Interested individuals should send an application package (a cover letter
detailing experience, CV, reprints, and names, telephone numbers and e-mail
addresses of three references) to: Dr. Q. Quinn Li, Botany Department, Miami
University, Oxford, Ohio 45056; e-mail: liq at muohio.edu. Applications are
accepted immediately and will continue until the position is filled.