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[Arabidopsis] Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position in Forestry Molecular Genetics using Arabidopsis as a model

Colleen.MacMillan from ensisjv.com via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by Colleen.MacMillan from ensisjv.com)
Wed Oct 18 18:56:05 EST 2006

Hi all,

Applications are invited for an OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied
and Functional Molecular Genetics of Forest Trees using Arabidopsis as a
model system, a three-year post-doctoral appointment with the Ensis
Molecular Genetics Team in Canberra, Australia.  The Ensis Molecular
Genetics Team's main research focus is the identification and analysis
of genes and gene variants involved in wood formation, in radiata pine
and eucalypts.  In particular, our Team performs leading research in the
emerging field of association studies in forest trees.

We invite applications from interested individuals to join our dynamic
team in performing an applied and functional molecular genetics project
in forest trees.  The main activities of our group are identification of
candidate genes for wood formation of radiata pine and eucalypts,
functional analysis of candidate wood genes including, and performing
association studies between gene variants (single nucleotide
polymorphisms, SNPs) of candidate genes and various wood traits in order
to identify significant SNPs that are associated with desirable traits
that can be used in breeding programs.

One interesting area of our research is studying the functional
significance of some of the significant SNP markers, as well as the
discovery of SNPs affecting gene expression levels, by using allelic
expression imbalance (AEI).  The postdoctoral fellow (PDF) would join a
dynamic team at a time when many interesting wood fibre genes are being
discovered.  The PDF will study the AEI of a range of important wood
fibre genes identified in association studies, as well as investigating
for molecular mechanisms giving rise to the AEI. Identification of
molecular mechanisms underlying AEI may provide new insights into the
role of differential expression of alleles in regulating the biology of
the tree.  To further characterise the biological function of selected
genes and gene variants, the PDF would also conduct in vitro studies in
model species, such as Arabidopsis and also in eucalypt and pine tissue

Applications close 6 November 2006.  For more information and
application details see:
http://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/Job_Details.asp?RefNo=2006%2F1281 , or,
www.csiro.au <http://www.csiro.au/>  ; and search for: "Careers", then
follow links:/ Awards Fellowships and Scholarships / Postdoctoral
Fellowships at CSIRO 2007 / Forest Trees: Applied and Functional



Dr Colleen MacMillan

Research Scientist - Molecular Biology

Ensis - Genetics

phone: +61-02-62818361

post: POBox E4008, Kingston, ACT 2604, Australia

location: Building 1, Wilf Crane Crescent, Yarralumla, ACT, Australia


Ensis: the joint forces of CSIRO and SCION

www.csiro.au <http://www.csiro.au>  & www.ensisjv.com



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