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Post Doctoral Fellow - Photosynthetic Complexes

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
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Post Doctoral Fellow - Photosynthetic Complexes

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Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

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307 Life Sciences East, Stillwater, OK 74078

Hiring Supervisor:

Robert Burnap, Ph.D.

Hiring Range:
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0.00 - 0.00, Commensurate with education and experience

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Department of Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsOklahoma State UniversityStillwater, OklahomaA DOE-supported postdoctoral position is available to study the function of photosynthetic complexes and the associated interaction networks associated with their function and regulation. The work combines bioinformatic approaches with physiochemical experimental techniques to clarify basic photosynthetic mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level using a cyanobacterial model organism that is amenable to genetic engineering. The project will combine information from the genome revolution with state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools to uncover functional diversity in key components of the bioenergetics machinery. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for up tp three years with further renewal contingent on subsequent funding success.  

The successful candidate will join a dynamic research team involving several labs with strengths in molecular genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, and bioinformatics. The P.I.’s are dedicated to providing laboratory members with a nurturing training environment. Training will be provided in areas of photosynthetic physiology analysis using techniques such as chlorophyll fluorescence and spectroscopy to characterize genetic constructs. Bioinformatic techniques will be applied and developed to analyze sequence diversity to uncover novel variants of proteins used for photosynthetic energy harvesting. We are especially encouraging individuals with aptitude in computational methods to help improve an existing bioinformatics pipeline and to use cutting-edge computational techniques such as predicting protein-protein interactions using AlphaFold derivatives. 

Key Focus Areas:Protein Structure-Function Relationships: Explore the fascinating world of proteins and their functions, deciphering the intricate relationships that govern their behavior. 

Bioinformatics: Harness the power of computational tools and techniques to analyze and interpret complex biological data, making critical discoveries in our research.


Molecular Evolution: Investigate the evolutionary forces shaping the molecular world, uncovering the secrets of adaptation and change. 

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Full review applications begin January 10, 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following as single pdf document to A cover letter indicating research interests, qualifications, and training.2. Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications).3. Contact information for at least three professional references.For more information about the position or the lab visit the lab webpages at or email Prof. Robert Burnap at ( or call at Tel:(405) 744-7445

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is expected to be highly motivated and hard-working, and will have a recently awarded Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics, or a related field. A strong background in molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry is required. Experience in the use of advanced bioinformatics techniques will be considered favorably. Creative individuals having potential to perform independent published research will be given preference.

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