Postdoctoral Fellow, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, Dr. Wolfgang Busch

Employer
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Location
La Jolla, CA

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Science & Technology, Agricultural Science & Extension, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Life Sciences

Job Details

The Busch Group aims to understand which genes, genetic networks, and molecular processes determine root growth and its responses to the environment. This research is directly leveraged in the pioneering CRoPS project that aims to develop crop plants that sequester more carbon via extensive root systems containing recalcitrant carbon polymers to fight climate change. For this we are working to enhance the carbon sequestration capacity in several important crop species. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the mechanisms controlling root traits in Canola.

The ideal candidate will be a plant biologist who has experience working with Canola and has expertise in root phenotyping, quantitative genetics and plant molecular biology. Ideal candidates should be intellectually curious, highly productive, driven to uncover new and impactful biology and to apply this knowledge to the larger problem of climate change, and enjoy working in a committed and diverse team. The postdoc will join a vibrant group of molecular biologists, plant geneticists and computational biologists to work in a team that is determined to address a global problem with the power of plant biology.

Education: 

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Agricultural or Plant Biology or related fields

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a current resume, names of three references, and an indication of how their expertise and academic accomplishments make them a good fit for the position. 

Job location is in Salk North (Torrey Pines) and Salk Main Campus

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