Gene Regulation, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology
Postdoctoral Researcher position in Plant Systems Biology at Purdue University
A newly funded DOE project at Purdue University now seeks applicants for a postdoc position that offers great opportunities of interdisciplinary training in systems biology and molecular genetics.
This Post-doc researcher will lead a project that combines computational approaches, such as machine learning, regulatory network inference and phylogenomics, with molecular approaches, such as RNASeq, metabolite profiling and ChIP-Seq, to characterize the role played by key transcription factors in regulating traits of agronomic or biofuel interest. This project pioneers a general approach to identify novel Transcription Factor regulators of biofuel traits, using seed lipid biosynthesis trait as a proof-of-concept. Plant scientists who have extensive experience in Arabidopsis transgenic work, as well as biochemistry and molecular biology are highly encouraged to apply. This project offers a tremendous opportunity for plant molecular biologists interested in expanding their skill set in Next-Gen Sequencing and genome-level analysis.
Required Qualifications: PhD degree in genetics, genomics, biology, plant sciences or in any related field. The candidate should have at least four-years of experience related to plant molecular biology.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in generating Arabidopsis transgenics (over-expression and CRISPR lines) is highly valued. In addition, previous experience in genome-level projects and/or chromatin immunoprecipitation is preferred.
How to apply: This position is available immediately. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include a one-page cover letter, an updated CV with skills and previous education/research experience/publications, and the contacts of three references. Please kindly set the email title as "[Postdoc_application] Full name". Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.