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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Position in Maize/Rice Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics at Cornell University

Klaas van Wijk via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by kv35 from cornell.edu)
Fri Aug 8 12:05:09 EST 2008

   Postdoctoral Position in Maize/Rice Protein Biochemistry and
   van Wijk lab, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
   Experienced Plant Protein Biochemist A postdoctoral position (2-3
   years) is available in Plant Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics to
   work on a project sponsored by the NSF-Genome program.
   This project concerns a cell-type specific comparative analysis of C3
   and C4 leaf development in Rice, Sorghum and Maize. In leaves of such
   C4 grasses photosynthetic activities are partitioned between two
   morphologically and biochemically distinct bundle sheath (BS) and
   mesophyll (M) cells. The objectives are to compare the quantitative
   and qualitative patterns of transcripts, proteins, metabolic
   activities and anatomy at discrete stages and in specific cell types
   in rice (C3), maize and sorghum (C4), and to develop a model of the
   regulatory networks governing C4 anatomy and function. These
   experimental datasets will be linked by new informatics tools for
   comparative transcriptional and proteome analysis, to provide the
   foundation for a systems biology approach to understanding C4 biology.
   The responsibilities of the postdoc include isolation of cell-type
   specific proteomes, protein separation and proteome analysis, as well
   as biological interpretation of these large scale datasets. Experience
   in plant protein biochemistry (with a proven track record) and a
   strong interest in plant metabolism, leaf growth, development and
   systems biology is required. Experience with nanoLC-Electrospray
   tandem Mass Spectrometry (e.g. LTQ, Q-TOF or LTQ-Orbitrap) is
   beneficial. The postdoc will work closely together with other team
   members, including mass spectrometry specialists and
   bioinformaticians. Salary will be commensurate with experience with
   generous employee benefits according the Cornell Human Resource
   Office.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue
   until the position is filled.
   Application Instructions: Send your curriculum vitae, a statement of
   research interests and career goals, representative publications, and
   three letters of reference by email to: [2]kv35 from cornell.edu  Klaas J.
   van Wijk, Associate Professor, Dept of Plant Biology, Cornell
   University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA; tel +1-607-255-3664;
   Relevant papers from the van Wijk lab:
   Majeran W., Zybailov B., Ytterberg A.J., Dunsmore J., Sun Q.and van
   Wijk K.J. (2008) Consequences of C4 differentiation for chloroplast
   membrane proteomes in maize mesophyll and bundle sheath cells. Mol
   Cell Proteomics - pre-publication online -
   Covshoff S., Majeran W., Liu P., Kolkman J.M., van Wijk K.J.and
   Brutnell T.P. (2008) Deregulation of maize c4 photosynthetic
   development in a mesophyll cell-defective mutant. Plant Physiol 146:
   Majeran W., Cai Y., Sun Q.and van Wijk K.J. (2005) Functional
   Differentiation of Bundle Sheath and Mesophyll Maize Chloroplasts
   Determined by Comparative Proteomics. The Plant Cell 17: 3111-3140.
   Klaas J. van Wijk
   Associate Professor
   Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the Field of Plant Biology
   Dept of Plant Biology
   332 Emerson Hall
   Cornell University
   Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
   tel +1-607-255-3664


   1. http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/vanwijk/
   2. mailto:kv35 from cornell.edu
   3. http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/vanwijk/
   4. http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/vanwijk/

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