Summary of Position:The successful candidate will engineer genetic biocontainment strategies in plants, specifically pennycress, and will use programmable transcriptional activators to perturb the composition and titers of seed oils in pennycress and camelina. Work will include optimizing Programmable Transcription Factors and implementing Genome Engineering Workflows, and analyzing seed oil composition.Essential and Other Functions:(35%) Molecular biology and gene expression: The applicant will optimize programmable transcription factors in a higher eukaryotic host.(35%) Genome engineering: The applicant will use CRISPR/Cas9 tools to engineer the genome of the higher eukaryotic host(30%) Prepare manuscripts: The applicant will collect and interpret data col
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