Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre (ECORC)
Agriculture and AgriFood Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
available immediately, for a duration of 2 years at about Can$35,000/yr
Supervisor: Dr. Thérèse Ouellet
Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre
Project Title: Characterization of a new element with post-transcriptional activity
The project is based on the recent discovery of a cryptic element in the genome of Nicotiana tabacum which enhances post-transcriptional activity in transgenic plants. This element will be characterized in detail to understand its mechanism of action and investigate potential applications for crop improvement. Specific goals include the definition of the active sequence, and the characterization of the mode and range of action of the sequence.
Applicants must have a strong background in molecular biology.
Applications and enquiries should be submitted to Therese Ouellet, ECORC, by mail (at the above address), by Fax (613- 759-1701) or by E-mail (ouellettr at em.agr.ca).