Post Doctorate RA - Plant Systems Biology
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for a project focusing on re-designing bioenergy crops that can grow in marginal environments. The work will be performed at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) – a DOE national scientific user facility. A Ph.D. degree in plant biology or a related discipline is required. Qualified candidates will have prior experience in studying plant physiology under environmental perturbations, and expertise in molecular biology techniques including omics and plant transformation. Additional requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills; solid publications record in the scientific field described above, ability to collaborate effectively in teams, and creative/innovative thinking. The appointment will be for 3 years starting as soon as possible.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.
The qualified candidate will have experience in the design and execution of studies dealing with plant molecular physiology using phenotyping, omics (transcriptomics and/or proteomics), gene transformation, and genome editing (including CRISPR) approaches. Prior working experience on poplar (or similar woody bioenergy crops), promoter analysis, and Laser Capture Microdissection technique is desired. Experience in bioinformatics, or computer science is also a plus. An emphasis will be placed on candidates with excellent organizational skills who have demonstrated themselves to be highly motivated, independent and creative problem solvers in their research area.
The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary setting and should be able to interact and collaborate with different internal and external scientists.
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 307648
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Division: Science & Technology
Group: Biosystems, Dynamics & Simulation