Successful applicants will work as a part of a team on projects aimed at either (1) developing new mechanistic insights into cell- and tissue-specific light responses in Arabidopsis or (2) investigating adaptations to light color and intensity in cyanobacteria. The postdoctoral scientists will use genetic, biochemical and cell biological approaches to study light signaling pathways in plants or cyanobacteria. These positions are part of an integrated postdoctoral training approach in the Montgomery Lab. Positions included cutting edge research training partnered with an individual career development plan and targeted activities to provide comprehensive preparation of the researchers for future career positions.
PhD. in Plant Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field.
Prior experience with genetic engineering, gene functional analysis and/or biochemistry in the model organism of preference is strongly preferred.
Required Application Materials
The initial funded position will be for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of renewal. Qualified and interested applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter detailing the applicant’s research interests and career development goals, a sample of a recently published paper, and contact information for three references to Beronda Montgomery (email@example.com).
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