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Plant Biotech Jobs in San Diego

Les Klimczak lklimcza at mail2.sas.upenn.edu
Wed Jan 27 01:38:32 EST 1999

XYRIS Corporation

Exciting Careers in Agricultural Biotechnology

XYRIS Corporation is a newly founded agricultural biotechnology company 
dedicated to the discovery and utilization of novel plant genes for the 
production of agronomically important traits in major crop species and to 
the discovery of novel therapeutic compounds for applications in animal 
health. We are currently hiring a world-class research staff, and we are 
seeking highly talented, motivated and creative individuals for research 
positions at the group leader, staff scientist, and technician levels. 
Applicants should provide evidence of technical expertise and 
productivity in one or more areas of plant molecular biology, molecular 
genetics, molecular physiology, biochemistry, and cell biology. 
Individuals with demonstrable success in using genetic model systems 
(animal, plant or fungal) to study signal transduction, gene regulation 
and expression and/or disease pathogens or pests are especially 
encouraged to apply.

XYRIS has obtained an exclusive worldwide license to the broad 
biotechnology platform of Axys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for agricultural 
applications. These technologies include structural and functional 
genomics, bioinformatics, structural biology, combinatorial chemistry, 
and robotic high-throughput systems. We are also acquiring a number of 
additional technologies necessary for the achievement of our goals in 
genetic engineering. Members of our scientific advisory board include 
Roger Beachy (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center), Ethan Signer (MIT), 
Richard Michelmore (UC, Davis), and Carlos Barbas. For more information 
please visit our web site (http://www.xyrisco.com).

XYRIS has immediate openings and offers a competitive package of 
compensation, health benefits, and retirement plan (401K). We are located 
only minutes from the Pacific Ocean in "Biotech Beach" near the Scripps 
Research Institute, Salk Institute, UCSD, and proposed Novartis 
Agricultural Discovery Institute. CVs containing research interests and 
three references should be sent by e-mail to admin at xyrisco.com (ASCII 
text or PC Word attachments only), fax (619) 794-5525, or regular mail to 
XYRIS Corporation, Attn: Human Resources, 12626 High Bluff Drive, Suite 
250, San Diego, CA 92130. 

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