*New postdoctoral positions* are available immediately to investigate
the post-translational regulation of the Arabidopsis circadian clock.
The role of protein phosphorylation in the control of period and
robustness in the clock will be the primary focus of the available
projects. These include:
1. Significance and function of the phosphorylation states of
pseudoresponse regulator (PRR) proteins (see Fujiwara et al., 2008,
J.Biol.Chem. 283: 23073; Wang et al., 2010, EMBO J. 29:1903.)
2. Identification of kinases and phosphatases which alter circadian
period and robustness. We are using a rapid protoplast-based assay
coupled with amiRNA to quickly screen through kinase and phosphatase
gene families to identify clock-relevant members.
As well, a number of other projects involving novel findings and
approaches to investigate the clock are available for exploration.
Involvement in multiple projects in parallel is highly encouraged. We
are looking for highly-motivated candidates with extensive experience in
protein handling and biochemical techniques, as well a strong background
in molecular genetics. The OSU Plant and Molecular Genetics community is
highly interactive, making for a stimulating intellectual environment.
Columbus is a pleasant medium-sized urban center with a very rich
international community and easy access to rural and hiking activities.
Interested applicants should send inquires with their CV, a statement of
research interests and career goals, to:
Dr. David E. Somers
Department of Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ohio State University
somers.24 from osu.edu <mailto:somers.24 from osu.edu>