postdoctoral positions, NREL

Ghirardi, Maria maria_ghirardi at
Wed Sep 1 14:14:33 EST 1999

Postdoctoral Positions
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Golden, Colorado

Three postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Basic Sciences
Center (Biological Sciences Team) at NREL.  The first position involves the
use of molecular biological techniques to identify putative oxygen-sensing
proteins in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii that may be
responsible for regulating the hydrogenase associated with photosynthetic
H2 production (Ghirardi et al., Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 63-65:141-151,
1997; Seibert et al. 1998 Biohydrogen [O. R. Zaborski, Ed.] Plenum Publ.
Co. NY. pp. 227-230.).  Applicants should have a background in plant
molecular genetics and experience working with biological regulatory
systems.  The second position involves physiological studies to examine a
novel two-stage system (patent pending) for algal H2 production where algal
cultures cycle between oxygenic photosynthesis and anaerobic H2
photoproduction modes, depending upon externally imposed conditions.
Applicants should have a background in analytical biochemistry or plant
physiology with experience working with algal photosynthetic systems.  The
third position involves biochemical/biophysical investigations of
structure/function aspects of the photosystem II reaction center
(Greenfield et al. 1997 J. Phys. Chem. 10, 2251-2255) in plants and C.
reinhardtii. Applicants should have some spectroscopic background,
experience isolating integral membrane proteins, and an interest in the
biochemistry and biophysics of photosynthesis.  Starting salary and
benefits are highly competitive.  Please send your CV, list of publications
and reprints, and the names of three references to Dr. Michael Seibert
(mike_seibert at or Dr. Maria Ghirardi (maria_ghirardi at at
NREL, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401.  NREL is an equal opportunity

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