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postdoc and technician positions in C. elegans lab

Garth Patterson patterson at waksman.rutgers.edu
Thu Nov 8 11:54:26 EST 2001

Postdoc and Technician Wanted

We study development and signal transduction in C. elegans using a
variety of genetic and molecular biological techniques. For more
information, see:

Patterson, G. I., and R. Padgett. 2000. TGF-beta-related pathways
control development of C. elegans.  Trends in Genetics 16:27-33

and a description of my research on the web at:


Postdoc position: This position involves the study of transcriptional
regulation in a C. elegans regulatory pathway ("dauer" formation).
Possible approaches include: forward and reverse genetic approaches to
identify important regulators; use of microarray analysis to identify
regulated genes; characterization of transcriptional regulatory
elements in regulated genes.  Prior experience in C. elegans is not
necessary, as we are one of eight excellent C. elegans laboratories on
campus. There are ongoing projects in the lab, as well as several
projects that can be developed independently. Funding for the position
is available.

Technician position:  The exact nature of the position will depend on
the skills of the person hired, but I want to find someone to perform
some of the following:  C. elegans strain construction and phenotype
analysis, PCR, cloning, RNA preparation and gene expression analysis,
microinjection of worms for transformation, and gene mapping.  The
position requires a bachelors degree and laboratory experience.
Ability to work independently to implement and troubleshoot techniques
and experiments are pluses.  Ability to maintain computers and web
pages is a plus.

This position pays a competitive wage commensurate with experience and
is grant supported.

Please send a CV/resume to:

Garth Patterson
Rutgers University
Dept. Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Nelson Biological Labs, Room A231
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone:  (732) 445-7181
FAX  445- 4213
patterson at waksman.rutgers.edu

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