Worm Breeder's Gazette 14(2): 9 (February 1, 1996)

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Positions Available

Julie Ahringer

University of Cambridge Department of Genetics Downing Street Cambridge CB2 3EH UK

Department of Genetics


Applications are invited to join a new Wellcome Trust funded laboratory in
the Department of Genetics.  The work will involve study of molecular
mechanisms of pattern formation in the C. elegans embryo with Dr. Julie
Ahringer.  Applicants should have at minimum a good bachelors degree. 
Experience in molecular biology or genetics is an advantage.  Salary will
be based on age and experience, up to 15,986 pounds.  The position is
available from 1 March 1996 for a period of up to four years. 

Informal inquiries can be made to Julie Ahringer at (44 1223) 402280 or 

Applications in writing, including a cv and the names/addresses of two
referees should be sent to The Secretary, University of Cambridge,
Department of Genetics, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EH, UK, as soon as
possible, but no later than 8 February 1996.

Postdoctoral Position.

Simon Tuck

UCMP, Umeå University, S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden.

A postdoctoral position is available in our lab to study the process of
cell fate determination during C. elegans vulval development.  Currently
we are extending the analysis of lin-25, a gene acting downstream of
let-60 ras in the pathway for vulval induction and carrying out genetic
screens for new mutations affecting vulval cell fate specification.  More
details are available on request.  

We are looking for an individual with a strong interest in signal
transduction preferably with a training in classical genetics, cell or
molecular biology.  The position is initially available for two years but
can be extended.  

Please send inquiries to:

Dr. Simon Tuck 
UCMP, Umeå University,
S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden.
Tel.  46 90 17 67 87 (Office), 46 90 17 67 91 (Lab).
Fax.  46 90 77 80 07