Post Doctoral Fellow - Arabidopsis Molecular Genetics

Postdoctoral Fellow - Aradidopsis Molecular Genetics


The Genetics & Biotechnology Lab is seeking applications from highly motivated postdocs to work on genetics of reproduction in Arabidopsis thaliana polyploids. The successful applicant will work within a small team of researchers investigating sexual and asexual reproduction (apomixis).

We seek enthusiastic and highly motivated candidates with excellent and proven skills in plant genetics, genetic mapping, molecular biology and reproduction (as demonstrated by their publication record). We particularly seek candidates with experience of association/QTL mapping, DIC/fluorescence microscopy, in situ hybridisation, cytogenetics and chromatin analysis in Arabidopsis thaliana.

The project is funded for three years and collaborators include Dr Magnus Nordborg (University of Southern California), Dr Tom Juenger (University of Texas) and Dr Tim Sharbel (IPK Gatersleben). The successful applicant will work closely with two PhD students working within the same funded project.

Prospective applicants should send an e-mail to Dr. Charles Spillane outlining their research interest and motivations, including;

  • your C.V. (please list publications and experimental skills)
  • contact details and e-mail addresses for 3 referees.

Contact Details: Dr. Charles Spillane,, Genetics & Biotechnology Lab, Biochemistry Department & BioSciences Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Deadline: 3rd June 2008 (or until suitable candidate is recruited)

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