Role of FHY3 and FAR1 in transcriptional regulation of circadian clock resetting by red light
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work in the School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, under the supervision of Dr Paul Devlin.
Salary for this post is £25,136 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. The post is available after the 1st July 2008 and is for 36 months.
The project involves investigation of the role of two transcription factors, FHY3 and FAR1, in light input to the plant circadian clock. This is a collaborative project with Dr Haiyang Wang, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY and will also involve spending three months at The Boyce Thompson Institute. For background information, see Allen et al., 2006, Plant Cell, 18, 2506-2516 and Lin et al., 2007, Science, 318, 1302-5.
The investigation will involve a range of techniques including luciferase imaging; in vivo binding and activation assays; inducible expression analysis; mutant studies; promoter dissection; and protein interaction studies.
Candidates will have a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, or will have submitted a thesis prior to taking up the appointment. A background in plant molecular genetics and a strong interest in circadian biology are essential. Experience in any of the techniques involved would also be an advantage.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Paul Devlin paul.devlin from rhul.ac.uk
Further details and an application form are available at http://www.rhul.ac.uk/personnel/Ads/bio4985.html
Royal Holloway, University of London,
fax: +44 (0)1784 274900
telephone: +44 (0)1784 414241
email: recruitment from rhul.ac.uk
Please quote the reference number KB/4985
Closing date for receipt of applications is midday, 30th June 2008. Interviews are due to take place early July 2008
Dr Paul Devlin
School of Biological Sciences
Royal Holloway, University of London
Tel: +44 (0)1784 414698
Fax: +44 (0)1784 414224
Email: paul.devlin from rhul.ac.uk