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Post-doctoral position

Meeley, Bob MEELEYRB at phibred.com
Mon Apr 23 18:26:55 EST 2001

Discovery Research Post-doctoral Position - Pioneer Hi-Bred International,

Available June 01, 2001.

The successful candidate will implement a recently funded Pioneer Discovery
Research proposal that seeks to develop new technologies for promoter
engineering in plants.  Actively participate in an established research
group in plant genomics.

Conduct independent research to develop and validate a new approach for
directed engineering of endogenous plant gene expression. The work will
involve parallel investigations in model (Arabidopsis) and crop (maize)
species.  Protein/protein and protein/DNA interactions will be exploited to
influence the integration of transgenes to selected promoter sites.
Transformation constructs will introduce new enhancer or promoter activities
to the endogenous gene.  Researcher will investigate the protein/protein and
protein/DNA interactions that influence transgene targeting using genetics,
proteomics, immunochemistry, and/or yeast reporter sytems.  Researcher will
be responsible for constructing transformation vectors, generating
transgenic plants, and evaluating transgene integration specificity,
efficiency and perturbation of target gene expression.  Researcher will
interact frequently with other members of the organization, and publish
research results accordingly.  Supervision of an hourly technical assistant
is anticipated.

Requires PhD in plant molecular biology, genetics or related discipline.
Previous post-doctoral research experience is not required, but candidate
should have a strong foundation of training in plant molecular biology.
Interest and experience in nucleoprotein isolation and characterization,
protein/DNA interactions, gene expression, and transgenic plants is ideal.
A commitment to work with others, and excellent communication and
organizational skills are required.

Salary and Benefits:  Pioneer offers a strong compensation plan.  Researcher
will be classified as a Temporary employee, with funding secured for 3

To apply:  Please use this web link to apply for this position
[http://www.pioneer.com/employment/index.htm] and search/refer to position
RES/NP138/WIP.  Provide a cover letter, c.v., and the names of three
references.  Additional questions can be addressed to Dr. Bob Meeley at
meeleyrb at phibred.com.

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