Postdoctoral Fellow (Genetic Engineering of Suberin Traits), Julie Law Lab

Employer
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Location
La Jolla, CA

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Science & Technology, Agricultural Science & Extension, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellow interested in using genetic engineering to enhance the levels of carbon-rich plant biopolymers, like suberin, in the roots of model plants as well as select row and cover crops.

The ideal candidate will be a plant biologist who has experience in genetic engineering techniques, root phenotyping, and gene expression assays. The candidate should be independently motivated, scientifically inquisitive, and eager to discover new gene regulatory mechanisms that can be leveraged to tackle the larger issue of climate change. The postdoc will join a diverse team of plant biologists with expertise in bioinformatics, molecular biology, epigenetics and chromatin.

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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Working at Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.

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