Cell wall biosynthesis - Post doc positions
Molecular & Cell Biologist, Chemist:
Three post doc positions are available at Joint Bioenergy Institute. The
incumbent shall be responsible for developing new methods and using
existing methods for investigating enzymes involved in biosynthesis of
plant cell walls and characterizing plants with mutations in the genes
encoding these enzymes. Candidates for the positions should have
experience with biochemistry and molecular biology. Candidates should
also have experence in one or more of the following areas and
techniques: HPLC, characterization of complex carbohydrates, plant
genetics, heterologous expression of proteins, and animal cell culture.
Position 1: Heterologous expression of glycosyltransferases in insect cells
Position 2: Development of high through put methods for assaying cell
wall biosynthetic enzymes.
Position 3: Biochemistry of polysaccharide modifications, particularly
feruloylation of hemicelluloses
Develop methods to analyze function of glycosyltransferases and other
cell wall biosynthetic enzymes. Cultivate and transform animal cells.
Reverse genetics in Arabidopsis. Bioimaging.
Collect and analyze data and prepare results for publication in
scientific journals and presentations at seminars.
Assist with the development of funding proposals. Assist PI with
training and managing the workflow of technical staff and students.
Participate in group meetings and seminars.
Maintain an accurate and detailed scientific logbook of all
experiments performed. Ensure that others could duplicate results.
Ph.D in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related areas.
Knowledge of biological systems. Experience with characterization of
Experience with enzyme assays.
Demonstrated ability to conduct experiments independently, maintain
appropriate records and manage data. Strong collaborative skills and
ability to work in a team environment.
The Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is a new multi-organizational
research center comprising world-class resources and expertise located
in one facility at Emeryville, California. The goal of JBEI is to use
rapidly advancing scientific techniques, such as systems and synthetic
biology, to accelerate development of the nation's biofuels industry.
JBEI is a U.S. Department of Energy funded Bioenergy Research Center,
managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) with partners
from 5 internationally recognized scientific institutions: Sandia
National Laboratories (SNL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(LLNL), University of California-Davis (UCD), University of
California-Berkeley (UCB), and the Carnegie Institution for Science
These are one year Term appointments, renewable under the same
conditions, contingent upon the continued availability of funding and
work. For consideration apply online at: http://jobs.lbl.gov, select
Search Jobs, and enter jobnumber 21752 in the keyword search field.
For additional information please refer questions to Dr. Henrik V.
Scheller at hscheller from lbl.gov. For more information about JBEI
Feedstocks go to: www.jbei.org/feedstocks
Henrik Vibe Scheller
Program Director of Cell Wall Biosynthesis, Dr. scient.
Joint BioEnergy Institute
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
717 Potter St.
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel.: 510-486-7371 (office)