Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis, Missouri
The Allen USDA lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to explore the metabolism in developing soybeans. The project will involve advancing a culturing system to supply isotopically labeled substrates to developing soybeans and analyze carbon partitioning through quantification of isotopomers with mass spectrometry and possibly nuclear magnetic resonance. Data from labeling experiments will be used for metabolic flux analysis.
The ideal candidate would have a PhD in biochemistry or plant biology, experience with isotopes and mass spectrometry, and enjoy thinking quantitatively. The position is currently available and the incumbent will be expected to start within several months.
• Plan and conduct experiments to assess seed metabolism • Apply background knowledge in biochemistry and metabolism to develop an understanding of seed-based production of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. • Maintain precise records of research findings and the analysis of results • Write reports as required, communicate findings, and prepare manuscripts for publication • Mentor others and work collaboratively in the lab to learn and aid in other projects
To apply, please submit detailed CV, cover letter and three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Postdoc Allen/USDA in the subject line.