[Arabidopsis] Plant Cell Wall Research Opportunities - PA, NC, VA

LAURA ULLRICH via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by lug11 from psu.edu)
Wed Aug 18 10:25:43 EST 2010

The Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation (CLSF), a DOE Energy
Frontiers Research Center, announces several competitive awards (stipend and
project costs) to support innovative, interdisciplinary postdoctoral research
on plant cell walls. Candidates are invited to develop a collaborative research
project focused on lignocellulose structure or formation in conjunction with
the CLSF research team which includes plant and microbial molecular biologists,
biochemists, biological and materials scientists, biological and nanoengineers,
microscopists, and computational modelers at The Pennsylvania State University,
North Carolina State University, and Virginia Tech.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in life or physical sciences or related
engineering discipline and a compelling research idea focused on lignocellulose
structure or formation advancing CLSF research topics that you would be able to
explore as a CLSF postdoctoral fellow.  Our interests include (a) how the
cellulose synthase complex produces the cellulose microfibril, (b) how
cellulose interacts with other cell wall matrix polymers to make a strong
network, and (c) how macro-scale properties of the cell wall emerge from its
nano-scale structure.  Information about the Center’s research goals, its
faculty members, and how to apply for these research awards can be found at the
website <http://www.lignocellulose.org/>.  Final awards will be for up to three
years (renewable each year contingent upon performance) and have allowances for
project costs and travel in addition to salary and benefits. 

The Pennsylvania State University, North Carolina State University, and
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University are committed to
affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of their workforce.

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