In addition to applying via careers.umich.edu, applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research experience, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Erik Nielsen (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately through January 17, 2020.
A position for one postdoctoral research associate on an NSF funded research project is available immediately at the University of Michigan in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in the laboratory of Dr. Erik Nielsen.
Research will focus on the subcellular targeting and functions of members of the Cellulose-Synthase-Like D (CSLD) family of cell wall synthases during plant growth and development. Investigation of these proteins roles in plant development will involve multidisciplinary approaches, including biochemistry, structural studies, cellular and molecular biology, genomics and advanced live-cell imaging. We are interested in understanding how these proteins are sorted and trafficked within the plant endomembrane compartments during cell division and cell differentiation in plants, assessing their structure/function in vitro, and determining the specific roles members of this family of cell wall synthases play in cell expansion during plant growth and development.
Candidates for the position should have received a Ph.D. within the past four years, a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and a strong background in plant cellular and molecular biology. Experience in live cell imaging and/or protein expression and purification is desirable.
This is a one year term-limited position with a possibility of renewal. In general in LSA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments are renewable annually for a maximum of three years. Additional information regarding UM Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments can be found athttps://rackham.umich.edu/postdoctoral-fellows/
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Review of applications will being immediately until January 17, 2020.
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