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Plant/Algal Cell Biology; Post-doctoral Researcher in the Department of Biology and Skidmore Mi...

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

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Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral research associate in plant cell biology research at Skidmore College in the laboratory of David Domozych.  A grant from the National Science Foundation will support research on the cell biology of zygnematophycean green algae, cell wall biosynthesis and plant evolution, and will also provide opportunities to gain experience for a career at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI) through teaching opportunities and mentorship.  Skidmore College is a PUI with outstanding facilities for life science research and teaching located in Saratoga Springs, NY. The initial appointment is for one year with the opportunity of renewal for two additional years. 

To apply for the position, please complete the online application along with a current CV, letter of interest, and two letters of support (one of which is from the primary doctoral mentor). Screening of applications will begin on September 15, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in plant/algal cell biology or plant biology
  • Significant experience with confocal laser scanning microscopy, electron microscopy, ultramicrotomy, immunolabeling and cell culture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid background in molecular biology and tomography
  • Experience collaborating with domestic and international laboratories

Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Support

Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.



Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates—approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

A great education is all about putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. That’s what our founder, Lucy Skidmore Scribner, believed. Skidmore’s not an ivory tower. Never has been. Never will be. It’s a place where faculty and students work together, then figure out how to use what they’ve learned to make a difference in the world. This practical focus often leads to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, where students carry multiple majors, student-faculty research is common, and internships and community service are standard. It also leads to interesting and unusual combinations of activities, frequently woven into an intellectual passion.

If this kind of experience resonates with you, why not take a closer look at Skidmore?

Skidmore College is located in the historic resort community of Saratoga Springs, New York.  Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. 

Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing.  The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.


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