POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Functional genomics/molecular genetics
of Phytophthora infestans
Postdoctoral associates are sought to study Phytophthora infestans, the
oomycete fungus that causes the late blight diseases of potato and tomato.
P. infestans is one of the world's most important plant pathogens, with a
direct economic impact exceeding $5 billion per year.
The successful applicants will join projects aimed at identifying and
characterizing genes important in the growth and development of P.
infestans, with an emphasis on sexual and asexual sporulation. The
projects involve constructing cDNA libraries; identifying genes of interest
from an EST catalogue and an expression profiling database (for example,
microarrays); and characterizing the regulation and function of genes by
manipulating their expression in P. infestans transformants and other
strategies. Funding for these positions are available for up to 3 years.
The laboratory is located at the Riverside campus of the University of
California, which is situated in a dynamic region of southern California.
Additional information about the laboratory is available at
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and demonstrated
skill in cDNA library construction and/or gene analysis techniques.
Experience with filamentous fungi is NOT required and scientists with
training in other systems (plants, etc.) are encouraged to apply.
To apply, send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references
(including addresses and telephone numbers) to the addresses shown below.
Please label any email attachments with the author's last name!
Dr. Howard Judelson
Department of Plant Pathology
University of California
Riverside, California 92521 USA
email: judelson at ucrac1.ucr.edu