There are research associate postdoc positions available in the Walker Lab at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University. The positions are available immediately and for one year from date of hire with the possibility of extension depending on the availability of funding.
Generally speaking, we will be working to combine classic models of gas exchange with recent advances in metabolic flux approaches to better model and optimize photosynthesis in response to changing climates. We will have a full complement of tools to accomplish this aim including online isotope measurement capability (13CO2, C18O2), a membrane inlet mass spectrometer and a full complement of molecular and biochemical tools. This will be a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic start-up environment that will foster independence, creativity and excellence. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Berkley Walker at email@example.com. Apply before October 15th for full consideration.
PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field
The applicant must have a strong background in at least two of the following
Gas exchange measurements and theory (CO2, O2, 13C and 18O)
Strong quantitative and coding skillset
Measurements of metabolic flux
Biochemistry of photosynthetic carbon fixation
Standard plant molecular techniques
Internal Number: 536591
About Michigan State University
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.The MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory is a premiere research institute embedded at Michigan State University and funded by the US Department of Energy. Its mission is to discover how photosynthetic organisms work on the molecular level, in order to ultimately improve human lives.