Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The successful candidate will join the CABBI (Center for Advanced Biolenergy and Bioproduct Innovation) group in the Biology Department of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The CABBI Plant Science group at BNL focuses on identifying key genes and regulatory principles to aid in developing bioenergy crops of high energy density for the production of biofuels and renewable chemicals.
The Biology Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory invites applications for a 1-year term Postdoctoral Research Associate position subject to renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and funding. The research will focus on the identification of novel factors and regulatory principles controlling triacylglycerol metabolism and storage by a combination of biochemical, genetic, cell biological and physiological approaches. The project will involve the characterization of novel lipid mutants defective in lipid droplet biogenesis and triacylglycerol accumulation in Arabidopsis. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and carry out experiments relevant to the research project
Analyze experimental data and write manuscripts
Present research results in domestic and international conferences
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ph.D. in Plant Biology or related field
Demonstrated experience in the standard techniques of molecular biology
A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals
Attention to detail and data-driven decision making
Research experience with land plants or photosynthetic microorganisms
Experiment design and statistical analysis skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with plant lipid and fatty acid analysis
Prior experience with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and thin layer chromatography
Prior experience with the model plant Arabidopsis
Advanced knowledge of plant lipid metabolism
Review of applications begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Initial 1-year term appointment subject to renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.
Research under the direction of Dr. Changcheng Xu. BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.
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