The laboratory of Dr. Liu at the Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, is seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher for a position to study the molecular mechanism of photoprotection on both Cyanobacteria and higher plants. For recent publications from the Liu lab, see Science Advances 7 (2), eaba5743 2021 and BBA 1861 (3), 148155. 2020.
Candidates with training in molecular biology and bioinformatics/genomics, are encouraged to apply. Experience with molecular biology methods and mass spectrometry based structural biology are also desirable. Additional qualifications include effective writing and communication, strong problem solving and critical thinking, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary and interactive research environment.
Recent Ph.D. degree in plant biology, biochemistry or a related discipline.
Relevant experiences in bioinformatics and proteomics.
Experience in basic microbiology, including tissue culture or algal culture.
Experience in molecular biology and protein structural biology.
Effective oral and written communication.
Independence and project leadership skills.
Basic mass spectrometry knowledge and experiences.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Please send a PDF file including a personal statement, a full CV with a list of publications and contact information for three references to Dr. Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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