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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Breeding and Biotechnology of Biofuel Crops

Altpeter,Fredy via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by altpeter from ufl.edu)
Mon Jul 28 16:02:30 EST 2008

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Breeding and Biotechnology of Biofuel Crops

Position is available for postdoctoral research associate in the Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology, Agronomy Department, IFAS, University of Florida.

Lignocellulosic materials produced by biomass grasses are a promising feedstock to produce low-cost ethanol. Our research program integrates traditional plant breeding, mutagenesis, advanced genetic transformation technology and functional genomics to identify, isolate and engineer limiting factors for improvement of grasses http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu/pdfs/Genes.pdf.

Postdoctoral research will focus on both, the genetic improvement and the reduction of invasiveness, of the biofuel crop elephantgrass. Research will involve the comparison of traditional breeding, interspecific hybridization, chemical mutagenesis and transgenic approaches. This is an ideal opportunity for meaningful publications and future professional development in either academia or industry.

Excellent communication skills and publications demonstrating expertise in a range of traditional breeding and molecular techniques are required for the postdoctoral position.

Annual starting salary is $ 30,000 plus benefits.

Interested applicants should send:
Current resume including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references
Applications and questions related to the application process should preferably be send by e-mail to altpeter from ufl.edu or addressed to:
Dr. Fredy Altpeter
Agronomy Department
University of Florida, IFAS
PO Box 11O300
Gainesville, FL 32611-300

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Gainesville, the home town of the University of Florida, is located half way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico with a population of 140 000 (46 000 students) and has frequently achieved top ratings in quality of life and affordability http://gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070506/SUNFRONT/7...<http://gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070506/SUNFRONT/705060331&SearchID=73280328541268>. More information on the University of Florida is available at http://www.ufl.edu<http://www.ufl.edu/> University of Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (male/female) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam Era Veteran status in the offering of all benefits, services, and educational and employment opportunities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Fredy Altpeter
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Plant Physiology
Agronomy Department
University of Florida, IFAS
PO Box 11O300
2191 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, FL32611-300
Tel.: 352 392 1823 ext. 204, 216 or 218
Fax: 352 392 7248
E-mail: altpeter from ufl.edu

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