The labs of Siobhan Brady (Dept. of Plant Biology and Genome Center) and David Segal (Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, Genome Center) at the University of California, Davis are recruiting a postdoctoral scholar, starting immediately. In this project, funded by the USDA and the BBSRC, the postdoctoral scholar will use synthetic biology to create targeted mutations in promoters of genes involved in regulation of nitrogen metabolism in both Arabidopsis and tomato. In addition, the postdoctoral scholar will engineer readers and writers associated with epigenetic modification of DNA in order to silence gene expression within the context of a metabolic regulatory logic.
Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and prevailing salary scale.
Date Position Available:
Closing Date of Competition:
Applications will be reviewed starting February 1, 2019 but will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.
PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Plant Biology or related field
Extensive experience with molecular biology and cloning
Experience with CRISPR-Cas9
A strong publication record
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to work independently and to work well with others
Ability to work on an international interdisciplinary team
Experience with plant transformation
Experience with programming (R, Python or other)
Experience with statistical analyses
How To Apply:
Cover Letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV, and contact information for 3 references.