A postdoctoral research position is available to develop Agrobacterium-mediated transformation technology for use in plant genome engineering. This NSF-sponsored project will involve manipulation of plant DNA repair systems to develop Agrobacterium strains that can transiently deliver genome engineering reagents without their integration into the host genome. A second component of this research will be to understand the roles various plant DNA repair and recombination systems play in Agrobacterium T-DNA integration into plant DNA. Please send a c.v., names and contact information of three references (but not letters of recommendation themselves), and a brief statement explaining your interest in this project.
Candidates must have a strong background in molecular biology and experience in microbial genetics.
Additional Salary Information: The position is for one year, renewable for a second year depending on satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds.
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