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post-doctoral position

Malcolm M. Campbell malcolm.campbell at plants.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 3 08:41:04 EST 1998

Job vacancy for research scientist to work in R&D program designed to
generate reproductive sterility in Eucalyptus

The Shell Forestry Research Unit at Horticulture Research
International (HRI), East Malling, Kent, UK conducts R&D for Shell's
Forestry and Biomass businesses in fast-growing tree plantations in
subtropical and tropical areas of the world.

We are looking for a scientist to work in a research team that has
developed and is currently testing genetic modification strategies
devised to suppress flowering in target species of Shell's Forestry
operations. The successful applicant will report directly to the
Scientist in charge of the molecular biology programme of the unit.
After a suitable period of training, the job will involve:
*  Isolation, characterisation and expression analysis of genes that
function as developmental regulators of flower formation in Eucalyptus
*  Generation of DNA constructs that mediate sterility in genetically
modified plants

Qualification / experience
Educated to at least B.Sc. level in a relevant biological discipline,
the successful applicant will be an highly motivated individual with
relevant practical experience in studying plant development. He / she
will be fascinated by the challenge of converting scientific results
from a fast moving area of basic plant research into practical
applications. It is expected that the candidate is or will be very
familiar with the current status of research in academic laboratories
on flower development in model organisms. We are looking for a
candidate who is familiar with standard techniques of plant molecular
biology additional experience with in situ hybridisation and PCR-based
techniques of transcript detection would be desirable.

We are offering a competitive employment package with a salary that is
commensurate to experience. The position is initially for two years
but a permanent position will be offered to outstanding candidates.

Please send CV and contacts for three references, or inquires for
further information about the job, to:

Dr. Knut Meyer
Shell International Renewables
Forestry Research Unit
HRI East Malling
West Malling
ME19 6BJ
United Kingdom
Ph: xx1-44-1732-843833 ext411
Fax: xx1-44-1732-874779
e-mail: Knut.K.Meyer at SI.shell.com

****NOTE: Please contact Dr. Meyer directly (and _NOT_ Malcolm Campbell)
with regards to this position.  Thank you. Malcolm.

Malcolm Campbell                 malcolm.campbell at plants.ox.ac.uk
Fibre Biotechnology Lab          44.1865.275135 (voice)
Department of Plant Sciences     44.1865.275074 (FAX)
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3RB, UK               http://www.plants.ox.ac.uk/top.htm

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