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====Position Announcement: Post-doctoral Researcher in plant reproductive genetics====
  
A two-year post-doctoral researcher position is available in the Comai laboratory. The Comai laboratory is a plant genomics laboratory at the University of California at Davis and affiliated with the department of Plant Biology. It is located in the Genome Center, a state-of-the-art genomic research facility, and has an existing staff of about fifteen people (http://comailab.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu). The position is ideal for a candidate interested in molecular biology and plant genetics research.
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A two-year post-doctoral researcher position is available in the Comai laboratory. The Comai laboratory is a plant genomics laboratory at the University of California at Davis and affiliated with the department of Plant Biology. It is located in the Genome Center, a state-of-the-art genomic research facility, and has an existing staff of about fifteen people (http://comailab.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu). The position is ideal for a candidate interested in molecular biology, plant reproductive biology and plant genetics research.
  
The Comai laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from Kyoto University, has identified two genes involved in sex determination in dioecious persimmon (<i>Diospyros lotus</i>, see our recent publication [http://comailab.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/images/b/b2/Akagi-Science.pdf here]). In short, expression of the <i>MeGI</i> transcription factor is required for the formation of female flowers. In male flower, the expression of <i>MeGI</i> is negatively regulated by a Y-specific smRNA encoded by a close homolog of <i>MeGI</i> called <i>OGI</i>. The successful candidate will be responsible for investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying these gene functions, predominantly using transgene technology in <i>A. thaliana</i>.  
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The Comai laboratory, as part of the Capturing Heterosis team consisting of experts from from Australia, USA, Mexico and Switzerland (https://research.csiro.au/capturingheterosis/) is helping to develop novel technologies in plant reproductive biology in order to improve cowpea and sorghum yields for subsistence farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The successful candidate will be responsible for investigating strategies to optimize haploid induction efficiency in the <i>Arabidopsis thaliana</i> model system. This work is an important step towards engineering self-reproducing hybrid seeds. As part of the Capturing Heterosis team, the researcher will also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Capturing Heterosis team meeting.  
  
This is an NSF-funded project. This appointment is 100% time with an annual rate consistent with the NIH-recommended salary scale, based on previous experience.
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This is a project funded through CSIRO (Australia). This appointment is 100% time with an annual rate consistent with the NIH-recommended salary scale, based on previous experience.
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====To apply====
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Please email your resume/CV, along with a cover letter describing your reason for interest in the job and your research experience, as well as contact information for 3 references to [mailto:imhenry@ucdavis.edu Isabelle Henry]. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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Revision as of 17:18, 13 July 2016

Position Announcement: Post-doctoral Researcher in plant reproductive genetics

A two-year post-doctoral researcher position is available in the Comai laboratory. The Comai laboratory is a plant genomics laboratory at the University of California at Davis and affiliated with the department of Plant Biology. It is located in the Genome Center, a state-of-the-art genomic research facility, and has an existing staff of about fifteen people (http://comailab.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu). The position is ideal for a candidate interested in molecular biology, plant reproductive biology and plant genetics research.

The Comai laboratory, as part of the Capturing Heterosis team consisting of experts from from Australia, USA, Mexico and Switzerland (https://research.csiro.au/capturingheterosis/) is helping to develop novel technologies in plant reproductive biology in order to improve cowpea and sorghum yields for subsistence farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The successful candidate will be responsible for investigating strategies to optimize haploid induction efficiency in the Arabidopsis thaliana model system. This work is an important step towards engineering self-reproducing hybrid seeds. As part of the Capturing Heterosis team, the researcher will also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Capturing Heterosis team meeting.

This is a project funded through CSIRO (Australia). This appointment is 100% time with an annual rate consistent with the NIH-recommended salary scale, based on previous experience.

To apply

Please email your resume/CV, along with a cover letter describing your reason for interest in the job and your research experience, as well as contact information for 3 references to Isabelle Henry. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  

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