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Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Plant Molecular and CellBiology
Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Plant Molecular and Cell Biology
The University of Stavanger invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral
Research Associate position in Plant Molecular and Cell Biology at The Centre
for Organelle Research, Faculty of Science and Technology, beginning April 1,
Project: Targeting Studies and Functional Analyses of Novel Plant Peroxisomal
The targeting signals of some plant peroxisomal matrix proteins have been
characterized, but these are currently insufficient to deduce mathematical
models to predict novel matrix proteins from genome sequences with high
accuracy. Site-directed mutage*nesis in combination with in vivo subcellular
targeting studies of EYFP fusion proteins will be applied to define more
precise targeting patterns. In addition, our knowledge on the physiological
functions of most novel enzymes identified only recently by proteomics is
restricted to their annotation. Heterologous gene overexpression, yeast
complementation studies, and phenotypic characteri*za*tion of Arabidopsis
T-DNA insertion lines will be instrumental in unraveling novel metabolic
networks and regulatory mechanisms of plant peroxisomes.
The Reumann laboratory belongs to the Centre for Organelle Research (CORE),
which houses state-of-the-art equipment including a grid confocal inverted
microscope. The new laboratory represents a highly active and stimulating
environment and encourages cross-disciplinary and collaborative research.
The project is technically and intellectually demanding and requires
therefore postdoctoral researchers with experience in diverse aspects of
plant physiology, molecular and cell biology, and preferably bioinformatics
tools (e.g., PERL, MySQL).
Sigrun Reumann et al. (2007) Proteome analysis of Arabidopsis leaf
peroxisomes reveals novel targeting peptides, metabolic pathways, and defense
mechanisms. Plant Cell (October issue)
Travis Orth, Sigrun Reumann, Xinxhun Zhang, Jilian Fan, Dirk Wenzel, Sheng
Quan, Jianping Hu (2007) The PEROXIN11 protein family controls peroxisome
proliferation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 19, 333-350
Sigrun Reumann (2004) Specification of the peroxisome targeting signals type
1 and type 2 of plant peroxisomes by bioinformatics analyses. Plant Physiol.
Sigrun Reumann, Changle Ma, Stefan Lemke, and Lavanya Babujee (2004).
AraPerox. A database of putative Arabidopsis proteins from plant peroxisomes.
Plant Physiol. 136: 2587-2608
The applications will be assessed in relation to research experience and
track record. In addition, potential candidates will be invited to an
It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that
s/he will participate in the scholarly circles at the faculty and the
The position is salaried according to the State Salary Code, l.pl 17.510,
code 1352, ltr 54 - 58, of NOK 394.900 - 424.000 per annum. In special cases
higher salaries may apply.
The position provides for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public
Service Pension Fund, which guarantees favorable retirement benefits. Members
may also apply for home investment loans at favorable interest rates.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Sigrun
Reumann, e-mail [Only registered users see links. ] <mailto:[Only registered users see links. ]>
The application must contain the following documents and material in three
· Cover letter including previous research experience
· the form Utvidet søkerskjema (Information to be made available to
· list of publications
· up to 15 publications and other documentation that the applicant
and be addressed to:
University of Stavanger
Faculty of Science and Technology
v/Elisabeth Stornes Fiskå
It is preferable that the application documents are sent by e-mail to
[Only registered users see links. ] <mailto:[Only registered users see links. ]>
The application should be marked st.id 8200015.
Closing date for applications is January 6, 2008.
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