Plant Biology Postdoctoral Scholar

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Postdoctoral Fellow
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EB-Environ Genomics & Systems Bio
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86308 Requisition #
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Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division as part of the Plant Systems Biology group and the Feedstocks Division at JBEI has an opening for a Plant Biology Postdoctoral Scholar. You will lead a project to identify new genes involved in GIPC glycosylation, and explore GIPC function in cell-cell adhesion.

What You Will Do:

  • Use a pooled gene editing approach to generate an Arabidopsis/sorghum glycosyltransferase mutant collection.

  • Use tissue culture to screen for phenotypes.

  • Use analytical biochemistry to characterize the sphingolipid profiles. Include LC/MS, TLC, and HPAEC-PAD.

  • Heterologously expresses candidate enzymes (e.g. Pichia) and determine function.

  • Prepare manuscripts for publication and reports for funders.

  • Participate and present data at group meetings and seminars. Attend conferences.

  • Maintain an accurate and detailed electronic scientific logbook of all experiments performed.  Store all data generated in an organized and secure way. Ensure that others could duplicate results.

  • Adhere to institutional health and safety requirements.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Build collaborations within JBEI.

  • Assist with the development of funding proposals and patents.

  • Assist PI with training and managing workflow of technical staff and student scientists.

  • Contribute to community activities that support the operational success of JBEI.

  • Participate in professional scientific activities, e.g., reviews of papers, research proposals, etc.

  • Support and contribute to the development of research project ideas and proposals.

  • Participate in relevant professional societies with relevance to the program and group activities.

What Is Required:

  • Recent PhD in plant biology, biochemistry, or related field within the last 3 years.

  • Experience with plant cell walls, membrane lipids or similar.

  • Experience with plant tissue culture.

  • Experience of plant molecular biology.

  • Experience with heterologous expression of enzymes, and performing biochemical assays.

  • Ability to conduct experiments independently.

  • Ability to conduct original work that meets the milestones of a larger project and scientific program.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of glycobiology.

  • Basic knowledge of sphingolipids or other glycosylated lipids.

  • Previous experience with lipidomics.

  • Experience with glycan analysis, especially HPAEC-PAD or MALDI.

  • Experience of using CRISPR/CAS9 in plants

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, but that for full consideration, please apply by end of March.

Notes:

  • This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at: Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) — Bldg. 978, 5885 Hollis St., 4th floor, Emeryville, CA.

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