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[Arabidopsis] Postdoc Position in Chromatin and Epigenetics

Eric Lam via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by ericl89 from hotmail.com)
Wed Jul 2 10:39:30 EST 2008

A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is available at the Biotech Center, Rutgers Univers=
ity, in the laboratory of Prof. Eric Lam (http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~lamlab)=
 for a highly motivated scientist interested in studying chromatin organiza=
tion and global regulation of genes via epigenetic control.  Recently, we h=
ave established a set of about 300 mapped lines of novel transposants in Ar=
abidopsis with single Ds insertions that allows functional and structural c=
haracterization of global epigenetic control in living plants.  This unique=
 resource promises to reveal interesting new insights to the complex networ=
k of the epigenome using Arabidopsis as a paradigm.  The successful applica=
nt will apply this collection of lines to examine global epigenetic control=
 as a function of development and in response to stresses.  In addition, th=
ese lines will also be used to screen for novel chemicals that can regulate=
 epigenetic pathways using chemical biology approach. =20
    The ideal applicant should have prior experience with molecular (ChIP a=
ssay, PCR, cloning, northern/Southern blotting, etc.) and biochemical (west=
ern blotting, enzyme assay, etc) techniques, advanced microscopy, and/or ch=
emical biology approaches. Knowledge of epigenetic mechanisms is desirable =
but not required. If you are interested in this position, please email a co=
ver-letter stating your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact=
 information for three references to: Prof. Eric Lam, ericL89 from hotmail.com
    The Biotech Center at Rutgers University is located in New Brunswick, N=
ew Jersey, and enjoys a convenient location close to the famous Jersey Shor=
e and Pocono Mountains while also easily accessible (within 1 hour by car o=
r train) to metropolitan areas such as New York City and Philadelphia.  The=
 Biotech Center at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in t=
he Cook Campus is well-equipped with advanced instrumentations for molecula=
r biology, biochemistry and microscopy.  Rutgers University is an equal opp=
ortunity employer that strongly encourages underrepresented groups to apply=
 for open positions.
Related Publications:
"Genome-wide transposon tagging reveals location-dependent effects on trans=
cription and chromatin organization in Arabidopsis"  Plant J.  Published On=
line: Apr 12 2008; DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2008.03517.x

=93DNA hypomethylation reduces homologous pairing of inserted tandem repeat=
 arrays in somatic nuclei of Arabidopsis thaliana=94  Plant J. 2005 Nov;44(=

"Visualizing chromosome structure/organization"  Annual Rev. of Plant Biolo=
gy, 2004; 55: 537-554.

"Chromatin of endoreduplicated pavement cells has greater range of movement=
 than that of diploid guard cells in Arabidopsis thaliana"  J. of Cell Scie=
nce, 2003; 116: 2195-2201.

"Detection of green fluorescence protein tagged chromosomes in live Arabido=
psis thaliana"  Genome Biology, 2001; 2: 0045.1-0045.10.

Prof. Eric Lam=20

Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment
Professor of Plant Science,=20

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S.A.


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