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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Scholar - Functional Genomics of Guard Cell ABA Signaling

Sixue Chen via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by schen from ufl.edu)
Sun Jul 6 11:23:35 EST 2008

Two postdoctoral positions are open to study the redox and metabolomic 
regulatory networks underlying guard cell ABA signal transduction in 
model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. This project is based on collaborative 
efforts between Dr. Sally Assmann’s laboratory at Pennsylvania State 
University (http://www.bio.psu.edu/People/Faculty/Assmann/) and Dr. 
Sixue Chen’s laboratory at University of Florida 
(http://web.botany.ufl.edu/people/index.html). The two laboratories will 
work jointly on the following key aspects of ABA signal transduction in 
guard cells: a) ABA-responsive redox proteins and their functions; b) 
dynamics of guard cell metabolites in response to ABA; and c) systems 
biology models of guard cell ABA signal transduction. The postdoctoral 
associates will be responsible for 2D gel- and/or liquid 
chromatography-based redox proteomics, functional characterization of 
candidate redox-regulated proteins, metabolite profiling/metabolomics, 
and bioinformatics of guard cell redox proteins and metabolites. The 
associates are expected to receive multidisciplinary training, work in 
both laboratories if necessary, and be involved in the outreach 
activities of the project, such as organizing the summer proteomics 
workshop at University of Florida. Applicants are expected to have a 
strong publication record and demonstrated expertise in one or more of 
these areas: gel- and/or liquid chromatography-based proteomics, plant 
molecular biology, functional genomics, metabolite profiling and 
metabolomics, and/or plant systems biology. Experience with protein or 
metabolite separation/purification and mass spectrometry would be an 
advantage. Applicants should send a cover letter, a statement of 
research interests and a CV including the names and contact information 
of three references to: Dr. Sally Assmann, Department of Biology, Penn 
State University, 208 Mueller Lab., University Park, PA 16802, Email: 
sma3 from psu.edu, or Dr. Sixue Chen, Department of Botany, UF Genetics 
Institute, Program of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, University of 
Florida, PO Box 118526, Gainesville, FL 32610, Email: schen from ufl.edu. 
Applications will remain open until filled. Women and minorities are 
encouraged to apply. We encourage applications from individuals of 
diverse backgrounds.

Sixue Chen

Department of Botany,
UF Genetics Institute, and
Plant Molecular & Cellular Biology Program
University of Florida
Cancer & Genetics Research Complex, Room 438
1376 Mowry Road, PO Box 103610
Gainesville, FL 32610

Tel: +1 (352) 273-8330
Fax: +1 (352) 273-8284
Email: schen from ufl.edu <mailto:schen from ufl.edu>
Web page: http://www.botany.ufl.edu/people/index.html

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