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Two Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular Plant-Nematode Interactions

Thomas J Baum tbaum at iastate.edu
Thu Jan 20 18:31:38 EST 2000

Two postdoctoral positions are available at Iowa State University in the 
following areas:

Position 1)

A postdoctoral position is available to work on the interaction of the 
sugarbeet cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii) with Arabidopsis 
thaliana.  The project initially deals with the characterization of 
identified A. thaliana genes that change expression around the infecting 
nematode.  This gene characterization will use promoter studies, in situ 
hybridization, immunolocalization, and experiments targeted to alter 
expression of the gene-of-interest.  Second, this position will have an 
increasing genetic component consisting of the characterization of A. 
thaliana mutants with altered susceptibility to the nematode.  Applicants 
should have strong documented records in molecular biology, genetics, plant 
physiology, and techniques related to the projects described above.

Position 2)

A postdoctoral position is available to identify and characterize cyst 
nematode parasitism proteins.  The project utilizes modern genomics tools 
(i.e., high throughput sequencing and microchips) besides standard 
molecular biology procedures.  Genes for parasitism proteins will be 
further characterized by in situ hybridization and immunolocalization 
studies.  Successful applicants should have strong documented records in 
molecular biology and should have strong interests in computational biology 
and plant-microbe interactions.

The annual salary for either position will be $28,000 and the initial 
appointment will be for one year with a renewal for additional years 
desirable if mutually agreeable.  Send your application containing a cover 
letter (indicating which position you are applying to), reprints of 
relevant publications, your CV, and the contact addresses and phone numbers 
of three reference persons to Dr. Thomas Baum; Iowa State University; 
Department of Plant Pathology; 351 Bessey Hall; Ames, IA 50011.  More 
information can be obtained at 


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