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[Arabidopsis] Research Associate (Postdoc in Plant Biology): Leicester, United Kingdom

Jarvis, R. Paul (Prof.) via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by rpj3 from leicester.ac.uk)
Wed Mar 7 12:40:50 EST 2012

Research Associate (Postdoc in Plant Biology)
Salary: £31,020 to £35,938 
Ref: MBP00557

A BBSRC-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately for a strongly motivated individual to study mechanisms of chloroplast protein transport in the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. Novel nuclear mutations that affect the efficiency of chloroplast protein import were identified in earlier work, using a forward-genetic screen for extragenic suppressors of the well-characterized chloroplast protein import mutation, tic40. More recently, the SUPPRESSOR OF TIC40 (STIC) genes were identified by map-based cloning. This project aims to characterise the functions of the STIC proteins in detail, and to elucidate how they influence import efficiency. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and a strong background in a relevant discipline. Experience of molecular cell biology research will be essential, and experience of research on Arabidopsis and/or organelle biology will be highly desirable.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Paul Jarvis on rpj3 from le.ac.uk or +44-116-223-1296. Information on the laboratory where the project will take place is available online: http://www.le.ac.uk/bl/rpj3/homepage.html

To apply, please visit www.le.ac.uk/joinus

The closing date for this post is midnight on Sunday 1st April 2012.

The online advertisement is available here:

Dr R. Paul Jarvis, Group Leader,
Professor of Plant Biology,
Biology Department, University of Leicester,
Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44-116-223-1296; Fax: +44-116-252-3330
E-mail: rpj3 from le.ac.uk
Web: <http://www.le.ac.uk/bl/rpj3/homepage.html>

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