NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL)
Position Title Center
Postdoctoral Researcher 5900
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado is the
nation=EDs primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of
renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. NREL=EDs Center for
Basic Science has an immediate opening for a full time (40 hours per week)
DUTIES: The candidate will be involved in completing the cloning of the
algal reversible hydrogenase and in performing in vitro mutagenesis on it.
The mutagenized genes will be transformed into mutants that are unable to
evolve hydrogen, already available in our laboratory. The transformants
will be screened for O2-tolerance of the hydrogenase activity using a
chemochromic method developed in-house. The project also requires the
candidate to apply biochemical and electrochemical measurements to the
positive transformants in order to more accurately measure their
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD degree in biochemistry or molecular biology is
required, as well as practical experience in algal (Chlamydomonas)
molecular biology and genetics. Familiarity with the biochemistry of
photosynthesis is also required, and experience in directed molecular
evolution is a plus.
PREFERRED: In addition some experience examining regulatory processes
would be helpful.
Qualified candidates should submit their resume to:
Drs. M. Seibert <mike_seibert at nrel.gov> or M. Ghirardi <maria_ghirardi at nrel.=
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401
Please include the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three
references whom we may contact.
NREL is an equal opportunity employer and proud of its commitment to
diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.