Position for a Cell BIologist to work on Corals

Tony Larkum alark at mail.usyd.edu.au
Fri Dec 6 08:12:16 EST 2002

Position announcement:  Cell Biologist to Work on Coral Symbiosis School
of Biological Sciences and Electron Microscope Unit,  University of

We are seeking to fill a short-term graduate/postdoctoral position (6-12
months) in the area of marine cell biology. The project focuses on the
mechanisms of recognition and signaling between the membranes of
cnidarian hosts and their algal intracellular symbionts, as well as on
break-down in these mechanisms (coral bleaching).The position will be
offered, based on experience. A BS/BSc degree in marine biology, cell
biology or related fields is a minimum. Required: excellent experimental
skills in the preparation and handling of biological samples and
extensive experience in isolation and characterization of membrane
components,  particularly gel electrophoresis, immuno-labelling,
fluorescence-labelling, etc.  Also preferably experience with or
willingness to learn microarray and proteomic technologies, and light
(confocal) and TEM microscopy skills. Experience in field-work on coral
reefs and diving qualifications would be helpful but are not required.

Applicants with any combination of interests and expertise consistent
with theforegoing will be viewed with great interest.

Appointment will be for 6-12 months beginning Jan to Mar, 2003
Salary range:AU $30,000-45,000 per year, commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a letter of introduction describing the
candidate's research experience relevant to the project, interests, a
CV, and the names and contact information of at least two individuals
who can provide references.

Letters of application to:
Professor Anthony Larkum
Heydon-Laurence Building (A08)
School of Biological Sciences
University of Sydney
NSW 2006, Australia
Email: alark at mail.usyd.edu.au
Fax: +61 2 9351 4119

Prof. A.W.D. Larkum
Acting Director, Sydney University Biological Informatics and
Technology Centre (SUBIT)
School of Biological Sciences
Heydon-Laurence Building (A08)
University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Tel 61 2 9351 2069
Fax 61 2 9351 4119

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