An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Farré lab (https://farrelab.plantbiology.msu.edu/) at Michigan State University to improve our understanding on light signaling in the stramenopile alga Nannochloropsis. About 71% of the Earth surface is water, and aquatic environments are strongly enriched in blue light and deprived of red light. How photosynthetic organisms living in freshwater or marine environments harness light quality and quantity information is an open question. This project will involve the in vivo analysis of photoreceptor abundances, interactions and transcriptional activity, making use of the extensive molecular tool box developed by the Farré lab. This is a collaborative project with biophysicists and mathematical modelers and will provide broad exposure to different disciplines. The Farré lab provides a robust training environment for postdoctoral associates seeking careers in academia and industry. Applicants interested in a dynamic, positive research experience are especially encouraged to apply.
Desired Qualifications: Competitive candidates will be broadly trained in algal or plant molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology. Strong molecular biology skills, including gene editing, are desired. A publication record showing productivity and research leadership is preferred. Demonstrated critical assessment skills is essential. Ability to communicate and demonstrate in-depth knowledge on subject matter is required. Strong inter-personal and team work skills required.
Please apply via the MSU Human Resources site (https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/), it is posted under position #805349. Please submit a CV, a 1-page statement of research experience and interest, and a list of three references with contact information.For more information about the position, contact Dr. Farre at farre “at” msu dot edu.
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