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[Arabidopsis] Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Position in Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics at Oregon State University

Pankaj Jaiswal (OSU) via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jaiswalp from science.oregonstate.edu)
Wed May 25 15:13:35 EST 2011

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Description & Details

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Position in the Areas of Genomics, 
Bioinformatics and Molecular and Cellular Biology at Oregon State 

Jaiswal lab in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon 
State University (OSU) is looking to hire qualified and motivated 
candidate(s) for graduate research assistant (GRA) position(s) (Ph.D).

The primary research focus in the lab is on studying the processes of 
flowering time and seed development in crop plants. These two 
developmental features of a plant determine how a plant reproduces on 
time and generate fruit/seeds to contribute to our nutritional needs by 
way of quality and yield. We are interested in studying these two 
developmental features and plant's response in association with the 
abiotic stresses like salt, drought and photo period. The project 
includes genome-wide mapping of genomic/genetic loci (genes) in rice, 
sorghum and maize that control gene expression and interactions between 
them to influence changes in the flowering time and seed development. We 
use molecular and genetic applications such as the genetic diversity, 
mutant phenotypes, genome sequences, gene expression and bioinformatics 
approaches, to provide mechanistic insights into the plant development 
and its adaptation to the global climate change. Lab encourages young 
scientists and students to use cutting edge technologies on genome 
sequencing, gene expression, plant development, and bioinformatics. The 
lab has a substantial program in interdisciplinary computational biology 
tool and infrastructure development. We collaborate extensively with 
computational biology scientists at Center for Genome Research and 
Biocomputing, Plant and Gene Ontology projects and Gramene database. 
Experience of working in a biology research lab, bioinformatics training 
and programming skills are a plus.

If interested in graduate student opportunities in the lab, please send 
a detailed resume, statement of research interests and contact details 
(phone, email) for at least three professional references. Students will 
have an option to join the graduate programs offered by either the 
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology 
(http://bpp.oregonstate.edu/graduate-programs) or the Molecular and Cell 
Biology program (MCB: http://www.mcb.oregonstate.edu/graduate/forms). 
Both the programs require GRE scores along with TOEFL scores for 
International Students and/or students with non-English speaking 

Selected/shortlisted candidates must be approved by Graduate Studies 
Committee and must apply to Graduate School for acceptance into a 
program and be admitted prior to joining the lab. Applicants must meet 
Graduate School requirements.

How to Apply / Contact

For additional information and sending the application, contact Dr. 
Pankaj Jaiswal (email: jaiswalp from science.oregonstate.edu), Dept. of 
Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University, 
Corvallis, OR, 97331-2902, USA. Phone: +1-541-737-8471, Fax: 

Oregon State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Pankaj Jaiswal
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
3082 Cordley Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 97331-2902, USA

Ph.: +1-541-737-8471
Fax: +1-541-737-3573
Web: http://jaiswallab.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/

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