Multiple Postdoctoral Positions - Plant Development and Signaling: Stomatal Development

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Posted 4/16/2024

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available. We study the mechanisms of cell-cell communication that leads to proper cell fate decision for generating functional tissue patterns using plant epidermal (stomatal) patterning as a model. Our research further extends to decoding the receptor-kinase signal specificity as well as epigenomic fate switch. The successful candidates will be actively participating in one of the following projects:

Project 1: Decoding Signal Specificity and Integration ~ Receptor-Kinase Dynamics & Signaling
Chen and Torii 2023 PMID: 37433278., Chen et al. 2023 PMID: 36539597; Qi et al. 2020 PMID: 32795387, Zeng et al. 2020 PMID: 32816968

Project 2: Unraveling the Interface of Cell Cycle- Cell Fate Specification
Han et al. 2018 PMID: 29738710, Han and Torii 2019 PMID: 31075538, Han et al. 2022 PMID: 35148836, Zuch, Herrmann et al. 2023 PMID: 36609867

Project 3: Plant Adaptation to Extreme Environment through Re-wiring of Signaling Pathways to Epidermal Differentiation
Ikematsu et al. 2023 PMID: 36696900

Solid backgrounds in basic molecular biology, cell biology, or genetics, and a demonstrated record of scientific productivity are required. We are especially interested in those with strong microscopy/live imaging skills. Previous experience in plant biology is not a prerequisite. Salary is based on the HHMI or NIH scale. The positions will be initially available for one year, with yearly renewal, up to five years, based on the successful annual performance reviews and funding availability. Preference will be given to candidates within two years past PhD.

Send a CV and a cover letter. Indicate which project you would like to pursue. Please provide the names and contacts of 3-4 referees to:

Prof. Keiko Torii
Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin
[email protected]

Last Updated 04/16/2024