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[Arabidopsis] PhD position in Molecular and Cell Biology

sigrun.reumann from uis.no via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by sigrun.reumann from uis.no)
Tue Mar 9 04:23:43 EST 2010

Please find our new job posting below.

Med vennlig hilsen  / Best regards / Mit freundlichen Grüssen 
                      Sigrun Reumann.

Professor Sigrun Reumann
Centre for Organelle Research (CORE)
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Stavanger
Richard Johnsonsgate 4
N-4021 Stavanger
Tel:  +47 51 83 18 97
Fax: +47 51 83 17 50
E-mail:  sigrun.reumann from uis.no
Web: http://core.uis.no

Research Fellow in Molecular and Cell Biology

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a three-year 
doctorate scholarship in Biological Chemistry at the Faculty of Science 
and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Natural Science, at the 
Centre for Organelle Research (CORE), beginning August 1, 2010.

The title of the project is ?Subcellular ROS signaling networks in plants, 
mammals, and algae?.

The position is available at the newly established Centre for Organelle 
Research (CORE). The project focuses on the communication between cell 
organelles via reactive oxygen species (ROS) including H2O2 as the master 
regulator controlling a variety of stress responses. The ROS signaling 
network is highly complex due to the subcellular com­partmentalization of 
stress-induced H2O2 production. Cellular ROS dynamics have been 
investigated to some extent in single cell compartments but hardly in an 
integrative perspective considering several major cell compartments. In 
the course of this project proteinaceous ROS sensors and spectral variants 
of green fluorescent protein will be targeted to different cell 
compartments (e.g., chloroplasts, peroxisomes) to create multiply labeled 
cell lines for integrated, temporal and spatial high-resolution analysis 
of ROS dynamics by confocal microscopy (Nikon A1R). 

The monitoring system will be applied to three model organisms including 
plants (Arabidopsis), mammals (human cell lines), and algae 
(Chlamydomonas). ROS homeostasis will be perturbed by various means (e.g., 
abiotic stress) including overexpressor lines and loss-of-function mutants 
of antioxidative enzymes and signal transduction components. Cutting edge 
imaging technologies will be applied to compre­hensively dissect abiotic 
ROS signaling and accurate monitoring of ROS (H2O2) production, diffusion 
and scavenging by a non-invasive method. The research project is 
multidisciplinary combining cutting-edge imaging technology, molecular 
biology and biochemistry.

CORE houses state-of-the-art equipment in microscopy, genomics, and 
proteomics. CORE represents a highly active and stimulating environment 
and encourages collaborative and cross-disciplinary research. The project 
is technically and intellectually demanding and requires experience in 
plant physiology, molecular and cell biology. Students with such a 
background are prime candidates for the position.

Applicants must have earned a M. Sc. degree in biological sciences or 
possess corresponding qualifications which could provide a basis for 
successfully completing a doctorate. It is necessary to have obtained an 
average grade of B or better in order to qualify. The appointee must be 
able to work independently and as a member of a team, be creative and 
innovative. The research fellow must have a good command of both oral and 
written English.

The research fellow will be admitted to the doctoral program at the 
University of Stavanger on an agreement to complete the doctorate within 
the duration of the scholarship.

The program will mainly be carried out at the University of Stavanger, 
apart from a period of study abroad at a recognized and relevant centre of 

The research fellow is salaried according to the State Salary Code, l.pl 
17.515, code 1017, LR 20, ltr 45 of NOK 355 600 -  per annum. 

The position provides for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public 
Service Pension Fund, which guarantees favourable retirement benefits. 
Members may also apply for home investment loans at favourable interest 

Project description and further information about the position can be 
obtained from Prof. Simon Geir Møller, telephone, +47 51 84 17 17, email 
simon.g.moller from uis.no  or from Prof. Sigrun Reumann, telephone +47 51 83 
18 97, email sigrun.reumann from uis.no. See also http://core.uis.no/

Further information about the recruiting process can be obtained from 
Higher Executive Officer Hallgeir Hognestad, telephone +47 51 83 17 36, 
email hallgeir.k.hognestad from uis.no

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its 
employment practices. The University currently employs few female research 
fellows within this academic field and women are therefore particularly 
encouraged to apply.

The application must contain the following documents and material and be 
submitted in three verified copies: CV, the form "Utvidet søkerskjema" 
(Information to be made available to the applicants), 
certificates/diplomas, references, list of publications, publications and 
any other documentation that the applicant considers relevant

and be addressed to:
University of Stavanger
Faculty of Science and Technology
Attn. Hallgeir K Hognestad
N-4036 Stavanger

The application should be marked st.id 30033463.

Closing date for applications is March 31, 2010.

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