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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral positions: Arabidopsis circadian clock

David Somers via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by somers.24 from osu.edu)
Fri Jul 9 19:15:28 EST 2010

*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>

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