A Research Associate (post doc) position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Kyung-Hwan Han in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University (MSU). The research in the Han lab focuses on (1) understanding of the molecular mechanisms of secondary growth (i.e., wood formation) (Ko et al. 2004, Plant Physiology 135: 1069-1083; Ko et al., 2007, Plant J 50: 1035-1048; Ko et al., 2009, Plant J 60: 649-665) and (2) regulation of secondary cell wall biosynthesis (Kim et al., 2013, Plant J 73: 26-36; Ko et al., 2014, Ann. Bot. 114: 1099-1107; Kim et al., 2014, Plant J 80: 772-784).
We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate to develop designer bioenergy tree crops using EliteTreeTM technology. EliteTreeTM technology, which was developed through prior Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center funding from the DOE, is based on three issued and pending patents on biomass engineering.
The Han Laboratory, located in the Plant Soil Sciences Building at MSU, is well equipped to carry out the research. In addition, MSU offers a highly stimulating research atmosphere with a vibrant plant science community and provides state-of-the-art, well-run core facilities in genomic, proteomic, protein analytical, bioinformatics and imaging technologies.
Doctorate -Plant Molecular Biology or related field
A doctorate degree in Plant Molecular Biology or related field. The successful candidate should have extensive experience in plant molecular biology.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a letter of interest, a current DV, and names and contact information of three references.
Review of Applications Begins On
08/21/2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is a U.S. Department of Energy funded Bioenergy Research Center led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison. With Michigan State University and other partners, we are developing sustainable biofuels and bioproducts made from dedicated energy crops grown on marginal lands. Our mission is simple: creating biofuels and bioproducts that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable.
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