A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study molecular
mechanisms of shoot apical meristem function at the USDA/UC Berkeley
Plant Gene Expression Center in Albany, CA. Work in the lab focuses on
understanding how cell proliferation is controlled in shoot apical
meristems by the CLAVATA ligand-receptor kinase signal transduction
pathway (see Current Opinion in Plant Biology 2000, 3:23-30). The
successful applicant will be responsible for conducting genetic and
molecular analyses of CLV-like genes in maize and rice.
Candidates should have a strong background in genetics/molecular
biology. The appointment is for three years, and preference will be
given to candidates with the potential to obtain independent funding.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applicants should send a c.v., a description of their research
experience, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr.
Jennifer Fletcher, Plant Gene Expression Center, 800 Buchanan Street,
Albany, CA 94710, or by email to jfletcher at pgec.ars.usda.gov