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[Maize] Postdoctoral Position in Maize/Rice Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics at Cornell University

Klaas van Wijk via maize%40net.bio.net (by kv35 from cornell.edu)
Fri Aug 8 14:28:51 EST 2008

   Postdoctoral Position in Maize/Rice Protein Biochemistry and
   van Wijk lab, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

   Experienced Plant Protein Biochemist A postdoctoral position (2-3
   years) in Plant Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics in the van Wijk
   lab is available to contribute to a collaborative project (Cornell,
   Yale and Iowa Universities) sponsored by the NSF-Genome program. This
   project concerns a cell-type specific comparative analysis of C3 and
   C4 leaf development in Rice, Sorghum and Maize. In leaves of such C4
   grasses photosynthetic activities are partitioned between two
   morphologically and biochemically distinct bundle sheath (BS) and
   mesophyll (M) cells. The objectives are to compare the quantitative
   and qualitative patterns of transcripts, proteins, metabolic
   activities and anatomy at discrete stages and in specific cell types
   in rice (C3), maize and sorghum (C4), and to develop a model of the
   regulatory networks governing C4 anatomy and function. These
   experimental datasets will be linked by new informatics tools for
   comparative transcriptional and proteome analysis, to provide the
   foundation for a systems biology approach to understanding C4 biology.

   The responsibilities of the postdoc include isolation of subsets of
   leaf proteomes (e.g. BS strands), protein separation and proteome
   analysis, as well as biological interpretation of these large scale
   data sets. Experience in plant protein biochemistry (with a proven
   track record) and a strong interest in plant metabolism, leaf growth,
   development and systems biology is required. Experience with
   nanoLC-Electrospray tandem Mass Spectrometry (e.g. LTQ, Q-TOF or
   LTQ-Orbitrap) is beneficial. The postdoc will work closely together
   with other team members, including mass spectrometry specialists and
   bioinformaticians. Salary will be commensurate with experience with
   generous employee benefits according the Cornell Human Resource
    Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the
   position is filled.  Application Instructions: Send your curriculum
   vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals,
   representative publications, and three letters of reference by email
   to: [2]kv35 from cornell.edu  Klaas J. van Wijk, Associate Professor, Dept
   of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA; tel
   +1-607-255-3664; [3]http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/vanwijk/

   Relevant papers:
   Majeran W., Zybailov B., Ytterberg A.J., Dunsmore J., Sun Q.and van
   Wijk K.J. (2008) Consequences of C4 differentiation for chloroplast
   membrane proteomes in maize mesophyll and bundle sheath cells. Mol
   Cell Proteomics - pre-publication online -
   Covshoff S., Majeran W., Liu P., Kolkman J.M., van Wijk K.J.and
   Brutnell T.P. (2008) Deregulation of maize c4 photosynthetic
   development in a mesophyll cell-defective mutant. Plant Physiol 146:
   Majeran W., Cai Y., Sun Q.and van Wijk K.J. (2005) Functional
   Differentiation of Bundle Sheath and Mesophyll Maize Chloroplasts
   Determined by Comparative Proteomics. The Plant Cell 17: 3111-3140.

   Klaas J. van Wijk
   Associate Professor
   Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the Field of Plant Biology
   Dept of Plant Biology
   332 Emerson Hall
   Cornell University
   Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
   tel +1-607-255-3664


   1. 3D"http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/vanwijk/"
   2. 3D"mailto:kv35 from cornell.edu"
   3. 3D"http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/vanwijk/"
   4. 3D"http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/vanwijk/"

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