Post-Doctoral Position in Soybean Metabolic Engineering
A post-doctoral research associate position is available immediately at the Soybean Genomics and Biotechnology Laboratory at the University of Missouri. The research focus will be on the discovery and characterization of novel genes and regulators of seed oil accumulation and related secondary metabolic pathways. The overall goal is the genetic improvement of seed oil content and modification of the related secondary metabolites such as phytosterols in soybean. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in genetics, molecular biology, or a related discipline. The candidate must have proven experience in the field of metabolic engineering. Experience in pathway engineering, seed physiology and biochemistry particularly lipid metabolism is desirable. Familiarity with various bioinformatics tools and genome data mining is a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment are essential.
Applicants should provide a letter of interest, a complete CV, and three reference letters. Please include the following in the subject line: “PD Application for Soybean Metabolic Engineering” and send the above requested information to:
Dr. Henry Nguyen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor and Director, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology,
Division of Plant Sciences, 1-31 Agriculture Building,
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Tel: (573) 882-5494.
Lab website: http://soybeangenomics.missouri.edu