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[Arabidopsis] Postdoc position, Joint Bioenergy Institute, California

Henrik Scheller via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by hscheller from lbl.gov)
Tue Jun 30 20:53:11 EST 2015

A postdoc positions is currently available at the Joint Bioenergy
Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California

The postdoc will be responsible for developing plants with improved
properties for bioenergy use. The engineering will primarily be made with
Arabidopsis, and target genes can encode e.g. transcription factors, signal
transduction components and biosynthetic enzymes. The ideal bioenergy plant
has low lignin, high content of cellulose and other hexose containing
polysaccharides, and tolerance to drought and pathogens, while maintaining
high yields under low input conditions. Many strategies to improve these
traits have already been developed at the Joint Bioenergy Institute, but a
special challenge is to stack several of these genetic improvements and
determine how they interact together. In addition to the main project, the
postdoc should contribute to identification of enzymes involved in
biosynthesis of polysaccharides in the plant cell walls and characterizing
plants with mutations in the genes encoding these enzymes. In particular we
are interested in establishing high throughput methods for systematic
analysis that takes advantage of JBEI’s unique technology platforms.
Candidates for the position should have experience with biochemistry and
molecular biology. Candidates should also have experience in one or more of
the following areas and techniques: plant genetics, HPLC, characterization
of complex carbohydrates, and characterization of membrane proteins. The
position involves collaboration with internal and external collaborators.
For more information please contact Henrik V. Scheller, hscheller from lbl.gov,
Tel. 510-486-7371.

Henrik Vibe Scheller
Joint BioEnergy Institute, Feedstocks Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley, Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology
5885 Hollis St., 4th floor
Emeryville, CA 94608

Tel.: 510-486-7371 (office)
       510-207-0283 (cell)

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