A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Albrecht von Arnim
in the Department of Biochemistry Cell & Molecular Biology at the University
of Tennessee at Knoxville. The research will elaborate, by combining
genome-scale analysis and molecular biochemistry, how gene regulation at the
level of translation contributes to Arabidopsis growth and development. This
is an open field with many fundamental questions remaining to be solved.
Recent discoveries in the lab have been on the role of the eIF3 complex in
supporting translation of regulatory mRNAs harboring upstream open reading
frames. For related papers see Kim et al., Plant Cell 16, 3341-3356 (2004);
Kim et al., Genome Biology 8: R60 (2007); Yahalom et al., Plant Journal 53:
300-311 (2008); and Kim and von Arnim, Plant Journal 58:208-219 (2009).
Applicants must have a PhD in plant molecular genetics or a related
discipline, a solid record of productivity, and good communication skills.
As evident from our publications, experience with Arabidopsis genetics, RNA
biology, and bioinformatics are additional assets. Salary will be
commensurate with experience.
The application should be submitted as a single pdf file including:
a) Curriculum vitae and list of publications. b) Cover letter outlining the
significance of your previous research and how you might contribute to this
project. c) Names and contact information of three references. Applications
should be sent to [Only registered users see links. ], preferably by August 31, 2009.
For more orientation about the lab see [Only registered users see links. ].
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attractions and the surrounding natural beauty.
Albrecht von Arnim
University of Tennessee
Dept. of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Associate Director, Genome Science and Technology
Walters Life Science Room M407
Knoxville, TN 37996-0840, USA
Phone: (865) 974-6206 [Only registered users see links. ]