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positions available

Wayne Parrott wparrott at arches.uga.edu
Wed Jul 14 12:47:48 EST 1999

Postdoc and Technical Positions- Characterization of elements necessary for
artificial chromosomes in maize. Available beginning at or about September 1,
1999, contingent upon final approval of funding.

Position 1: Postdoc. In collaboration with two other labs (Jiming Jiang, U.
Wisconsin; Jim Birchler, U. Missouri), identify centromeric DNA  sequences that
interact with a maize kinetochore protein. Screen maize cell lines and plants
that have been transformed with centromeric DNA for  evidence of ectopic
centromeric activity. Requirement: Ph.D. in appropriate discipline.

Position 2: Postdoc. Isolate maize origins of replication, telomeres, and
combinations of centromeric elements, assemble these into artificial chromosome
vectors, and assist with the production of transgenic cell lines and plants.
Requirement: Ph.D. in appropriate discipline.

Position 3: Technician. Introduce artificial chromosome vectors into maize cell
lines, and analyze them for function. The successful candidate will also be
involved in generating transgenic maize plants. Requirements: B.S. or M.S. in
appropriate discipline.

Funding will be available for five years. The ideal candidates will have
backgrounds in plant genetics or molecular/cellular biology, excellent
communication and analytical skills, and a desire to work in an
interdisciplinary environment.

Send a cover letter, CV, graduate school transcripts, and 3 letters of
reference to R Kelly Dawe, Dept. of Botany, Athens, GA 30602 (Position 1) or to
WA Parrott, 3111 Plant Sciences Bldg, Athens, GA 30602-7272 (Positions 2 and
3). Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.  Candidates must
be available for a personal interview. The positions will remain open until a
suitable candidate is found.

Athens is a vibrant and inexpensive place to live, with all of the advantages
and culture of a 200-year old university town near a major metropolitan area.
The University of Georgia has developed a state-of-the-art facility for plant
genomics. To learn more about plant sciences at The University of Georgia, see
<http://plantcenter.uga.edu/>. To learn more about the Dawe laboratory, see
<http://dogwood.botany.uga.edu/~kelly/kelly.html>. To learn more
about the Parrott Laboratory, see <http://www.cropsoil.uga.edu/~parrottlab/>.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wayne Parrott
Dept of Crop & Soil Sciences
The University of Georgia
Athens,  GA  30602-7272
Phone (706) 542-0928, FAX (706) 542-0914

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