The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Food Quality Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a 2-year appointment. The incumbent will design and implement experiments to analyze microgreen (young leafy vegetables) growth, quality, phytochemical accumulation, and underlying gene changes in response to physical or chemical treatments/stresses. Knowledge of HPLC, molecular biology and bioinformatics are desirable. Send application materials and references to Dr. Tianbao Yang, USDA/ARS Food Quality Laboratory, Bldg. 002, BARC-West, Beltsville, MD 20705 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This job requires U.S. citizenship.
Ph.D. in plant molecular biology, biochemistry or plant physiology is required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience
About USDA ARS Food Quality Laboratory
The mission of the Food Quality Laboratory (FQL) is to conduct research on fruits, vegetables, and grains to develop technologies that reduce postharvest losses and improve sensory, nutritional, and functional quality. Specific goals are to 1) develop improved methods to control ripening, senescence, and physiological and pathological disorders, and reduce loss of constituents contributing to flavor, aroma, and nutrition; 2) determine the role of key genes that regulate produce quality changes, particularly as affected by environmental conditions, decay and fresh-cut processing; 3) develop analytical methods and instrumentation for objective measurement of quality-related properties of fruits, vegetables, and grain; and 4) transfer technology to the public, sister agencies, industry associations, and other stakeholders.