A postdoctoral position is available immediately to conduct research in
areas of gene regulation and signal transduction associated with the
mechanisms that control the carbon concentrating mechanism (CCM) in the
model plant cell system, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Rapid advances are
being made in understanding components and functions of the CCM in several
photosynthetic organisms and the essential role that the CCM plays in
global photosynthetic productivity and carbon cycling. The postdoctoral
position being offered provides an opportunity to participate in an
NSF-sponsored project to define the mechanisms that allow the Cia5 gene to
serve as a master regulator of the CCM in C. reinhardtii (See: The Cia5
Gene Controls Formation of the Carbon Concentrating Mechanism in
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Y. Xiang, J. Zhang and D.P. Weeks. Proceedings
of the National Academy of Science 98: 5341-5346, 2001). The project will
provide opportunities for experience in a wide variety of areas including
gene regulation, signal transduction, proteomics, genomics and genetics.
Laboratories and state-of-the-art core research facilities are located in
the recently dedicated George W. Beadle Center for Genetics and
Biomaterials Research. Salary for the position will be highly competitive
and based on previous training, expertise and productivity. A full set of
health and dental benefits are provided. Please apply by contacting Dr.
Don Weeks by email at dweeks1 at unl.edu and supplying a current curriculum
vitae, a brief summary of your past research experience, a statement of
future career objectives, and the names and email addresses of three
individuals who are willing to provide letters of recommendation.
Applications also may be sent by mail to: Dr. Don Weeks, Department of
Biochemistry, Room N158 Beadle Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Donald P. Weeks, Ph.D.
Room N158 Beadle Center
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0664
Telephone: (402) 472-7917; fax: -7842; email: dweeks1 at unl.edu