The Kessler Lab at the University of Oklahoma is seeking applicants for an NSF-funded post-doctoral associate to assist in our studies on the cellular mechanisms of pollen tube reception in Arabidopsis thaliana. We are specifically interested in the female control of pollen tube behavior during the final stages of pollination (see our website<http://sharonkesslerlab.oucreate.com/index.html> for more information).
The successful applicant will have a PhD in Plant Biology or a related discipline, a strong publication record, demonstrated skills in molecular biology techniques and genetic analysis, and a genuine interest in the molecular mechanisms of pollen tube reception. Experience in confocal microscopy is also highly desirable. All candidates must have strong English communication skills and a willingness to assist with the supervision of graduate/undergraduate students in the lab. The appointment is initially for 1 year with the potential to renew for additional years.
Norman, Oklahoma is a safe, family friendly, affordable city of ~125,000 people located just 20 minutes south of Oklahoma City (which includes typical large city attractions and a very conveniently accessible airport). In addition to all the standard amenities of a large university, Norman has a vibrant and growing music/arts culture and many opportunities for fine dining while still maintaining a small town feel.
Interested candidates should provide a cover letter describing why you are interested in the position, a C.v., and the contact information for three references in an email to Dr. Sharon Kessler at sakessler from ou.edu<mailto:sakessler from ou.edu>.
Sharon A. Kessler, PhD
University of Oklahoma
Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
GLCH Room 223
770 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019
Kessler Lab Website<http://sharonkesslerlab.oucreate.com/index.html>