Two-Year Postdoctoral Position in Plant-Pathogen Interactions, University of Pittsburgh ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de agosto de 2011

Two-Year Postdoctoral Position in Plant-Pathogen Interactions, University of Pittsburgh

The Traw Lab seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow in Plant Biology to join our ongoing effort to use genome-wide association mapping to identify novel resistance genes in Arabidopsis, beginning this fall, 2011. Our laboratory is pursuing candidate genes that contribute to plant defense against pathogenic bacteria and herbivores, using molecular and bioinformatic approaches. We have excellent plant growth facilities, a well-equipped laboratory for molecular biology, and a strong local community of plant and microbial biologists.

Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in plant biology or a related field. Preference for this position will be given to individuals with a strong understanding of plant - pathogen interactions and demonstrated success in preparation of scientific research papers in plant biology, microbial ecology or related fields. In addition, the applicant should be highly self-motivated and passionate about plant biology. This position provides a competitive salary and benefits package dependent on the candidate's background and experience. The initial appointment will be for one year and is renewable for an additional year and a half, contingent on performance. Start date is ASAP. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information about the Traw Lab is available at our website <www.pitt.edu/~mbtraw>. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation from your current advisor. Inquiries, applications and letters should be sent to Dr. Brian Traw . The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

M. Brian Traw
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Biological Sciences
4249 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
USA

Phone: (412) 383-6909
Fax: (412) 624-4759
E-mail: mbtraw@pitt.edu

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