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Gary Foster gary.foster at bristol.ac.uk
Mon May 9 05:35:09 EST 2005

Please can these mycology jobs be posted

Postdoctoral Research Associates in Molecular Mycology (Two posts) (vacancy
ref. 11226)

Two post-doctoral researchers and a technician will shortly be
required for a new Glaxo Smith-Kline funded project investigating
secondary metabolism within a basidiomycete fungus. These posts will
be within the Molecular Plant Pathology and Mycology laboratory led by
Professor Gary Foster and Dr Andy Bailey in the School of Biological
Sciences, University of Bristol (RAE grade 5).

The first postdoctoral researcher will initially be responsible for
establishing a transformation system and devising genetic manipulation
techniques within this uncharacterised basidiomycete.  The second
postdoctoral researcher will initially be responsible for isolation
and characterisation of the various genes believed to be important
either for the synthesis of metabolites of interest, or for pathways
that may modify yield of particular compounds.

Both postdoctoral workers and the supporting technician will then be
involved in the generation of transgenic lines with targeted
alterations of specific genes, followed by detailed molecular,
physiological and biological analysis.

You should have a proven track record in molecular genetics with a PhD
in a relevant biological field. Experience in fungal transformation
(post 1) and genomic library construction (post 2) would be
expected. The projects are to be carried out are in an exciting and
challenging area within a highly competitive field and will demand a
high degree of commitment.

You must be highly motivated, be organised and have excellent
communication skills, both verbal and written. You must be able to
work as part of a team and both posts will involve some supervision of
support staff and also of students.  Perhaps most importantly you must
have the ability to drive the project forward.

The technical appointment (to be advertised shortly) will be
responsible for providing assistance to the above researchers and will
have skills in microbiology/molecular biology.

There will be regular meetings with colleagues from GSK and this may
require occasional periods away from Bristol including overnight

 Grade : Grade 1A Salary : =A319,460 - =A325,699
 Contact: ( School of Biological Sciences )
          Prof G Foster
 E-mail: Gary.Foster at bristol.ac.uk Tel: 0117 928 7474
 Alternative Contact: ( School of Biological Sciences )
          Dr A Bailey
 E-mail: Andy.Bailey at bris.ac.uk
 Tel: 0117 928 9910
 Closing Date : 17 June 2005
 Interview Date : 04 July 2005
Timescale of Appointment(s) -
 Contract : Fixed Term Contract
            36 months

 Further details and an application form can be found at

 Alternatively you can telephone (0117) 954 6947, minicom (0117) 928 8894 o=

 E-Mail Recruitment at bris.ac.uk (stating postal address ONLY), quoting
   reference number 11226.
 The closing date for applications is 9.00am, 17 June 2005
 An Equal Opportunities Employer.

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