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[Arabidopsis] Postdoc available at McGill University

Tamara Western, Prof. via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by tamara.western from mcgill.ca)
Fri Jan 8 10:41:23 EST 2010


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We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join a collaborative project aimed at expressing recombinant proteins in the seed coat. This individual will use molecular genetics to create constructs for expression, analyze protein expression and study seed coat-related promoters in the mucilage secretory cells of the Arabidopsis and canola (Brassica napus) seed coats. As the epidermal cells of the developing seed, the mucilage secretory cells undergo a complex process of differentiation that includes the synthesis and secretion of large quantities of polysaccharide as well as modifying enzymes (reviewed in Western, 2006, Can J Bot 84, 622-630; Haughn and Chaudhury, 2005, Trends Plant Sci 10, 474-77).

Applicants should have proven research skills in genetics and molecular biology, and experience in Arabidopsis or Canola genetics, transformation and gene expression analysis is highly desirable. This position requires excellent communication skills and is available starting August 1, 2010. Applicants should have a PhD degree and relevant experience. Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining their research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 referees to Dr. Tamara Western, Biology Department, McGill University, 1205 ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1, Canada; FAX (514) 398-5069; EMAIL tamara.western from mcgill.ca<mailto:tamara.western from mcgill.ca>. Review of applications will commence on January 25, 2010.

In accordance with Canadian immigration regulations, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants, however, all qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Tamara L. Western
Associate Professor

Department of Biology, McGill University
1205 ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1, Canada
Email: tamara.western from mcgill.ca<mailto:tamara.western from mcgill.ca>
Phone: 514-398-2574       Fax: 514-398-5069

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