POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN STRUCTURE-FUNCTION STUDIES OF PLANT DISEASE
RESISTANCE GENES Ð NSF CENTER FOR ENGINEERING PLANTS FOR RESISTANCE
AGAINST PATHOGENS (CEPRAP), UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS.
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with experience in protein
biochemistry and preferably plant molecular genetics. The primary focus
of the position is to characterize the early molecular events occurring in
disease resistance in plants, with the long-term goal of engineering novel
resistance in plants. This will initially involve studying proteins
interacting with the Pto and Prf gene products of tomato using a variety
of approaches including the yeast two-hybrid system (Science
274:2063-2065, 1996). The researcher will be expected to use other
approaches and explore other systems when appropriate as the field
develops and other resistance genes are cloned. The position is open
Letters of application should include curriculum vitae, bibliography,
statement of research interests, and the names of three references.
Applications should be sent to Richard Michelmore, CEPRAP, University of
California, Davis, CA 95616, FAX: 916-752-9659, or
rwmichelmore at ucdavis.edu. The University of California is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.