Biochemistry, Gene Regulation, Metabolism, Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology
A postdoctoral position is available for an NSF-Plant Genome Research Program funded project to study a newly discovered regulatory protein of de novo fatty acid biosynthesis (Salie et al 2016. A Family of Negative Regulators Targets the Committed Step of de novo Fatty Acid Biosynthesis. Plant Cell. 28:2312-2325). My lab is continuing the molecular and biochemical study of these key regulatory proteins in Arabidopsis using advanced analytical instrumentation and techniques. We are also knocking these genes out in key oilseed crops and determining the effect on seed composition traits. Interest and experience in plant lipid metabolism and biotechnology is preferred. Experience with GC-MS and/or LC-MS/MS is highly desirable.
Access and training on GC-MS, as well as Orbitrap and triple quadrupole mass spectrometers will be provided, although prior experience with the use of this or related instrumentation will be beneficial. Prior experience in any of the following areas: protein biochemistry, proteomics, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics is highly desirable. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Biology or Molecular Biology and have a strong interest in proteomics and plant lipid metabolism. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment are essential.
Competitive salary (beginning at $47,500), fringe benefits including health insurance, retirement, and travel support to meetings are available for this position. Funding for this project is renewable for a period of three years.
Application Instructions: Please email a cover letter and recent CV to Jay Thelen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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