Posting for bionet.drosophila newsgroup:
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON HOMEOTIC GENE FUNCTIONS IN DROSOPHILA
(Postdoc ad. also appearing in Nature 10/9/98)
Applications are invited for a three year postdoctoral position to study
the morphogenetic role of Hox/homeotic genes during Drosophila development.
Genetic approaches will be used to identify the mechanisms by which Hox
genes direct the segment-specific development of two particular ectodermal
cell fates: oenocytes and postembryonic neuroblasts. This project will also
involve screening for other genes required for the differentiation of these
cell types. The laboratory is within a larger grouping of developmental
biologists integrating work on all major model systems and particular
experimental emphasis will be placed on comparing and contrasting
Drosophila mechanisms with those in vertebrate species.
Applicants should have a background in cell and molecular biology and
previous experience in Drosophila genetics is desirable.
Salary will be in the range £18,200 to £29,000 per annum, plus £1,044
London Allowance, dependent on experience. Membership of the Medical
Research Council Pension Scheme is available.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Alex Gould: Tel: 44 (0)181 913 8581;
Fax: 44 (0)181-96 4477; or e-mail a-gould at nimr.mrc.ac.uk
Formal applications, which should include a full CV and the names and
addresses of two professional referees, should be sent to Mark Franklin,
Personnel Manager, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, The
Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London, NW7 1AA, UK not later than 9th October 1998
quoting reference GMD/AG/PD
Medical Research Council
National Institute for Medical Research
The Ridgeway, Mill Hill
LONDON, NW7 1AA.
Tel. +44 181 913 8581
Fax. +44 181 913 8543/+44 181 906 4477