International Conference on Microbial Photosynthesis

The International Conference on Microbial Photosynthesis, taking place in beautiful Vancouver from August 9-12, 2018. It should be particularly interesting for Chlamydomonas researchers studying  any aspect of photosynthesis or related processes, as well as researchers working on other eukaryotic algal groups such as diatoms. Check out our website at This conference is sponsored by … Continued

PhD position at the University of Liège (Belgium)

Title ReACTs: Organellar Redox Signaling in Plants (Retrograde Arabidopsis Chlamydomonas Thiol Signaling) A 4-year PhD position is available for the project described below in the laboratory of Genetics and Physiology of Microalgae (ULiege, Belgium). The position is open from 1st January 2018. People interested should send their CV and motivation letter to Claire Remacle, email: … Continued

The 18th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas – Website Now Available   The 18th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas will be held from June 17-21, 2018 in Washington DC. We look forward to seeing all of you there. The venue will be the historic Carnegie Institution headquarters located in the heart of DC at 1530 P Street NW. To learn more … Continued

PhD position in the Maria Mittag laboratory within the frame of the International Leibniz Research School (ILRS) in Jena, Germany

Job description (PDF) The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University, the University Hospital Jena and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology are offering an international graduate training programme. The International Leibniz Research School (ILRS Jena) gives doctoral researchers the … Continued

Position for a Professorship of the Faculty of Biological Sciences of Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, in Synthetic Biology of Photosynthetic Organisms

Job description (PDF) The Faculty of Biological Sciences of Friedrich Schiller University is recruiting a Professor of Synthetic Biology of Photosynthetic Organisms (salary scale W1). It is preferable for a young scientist (postdoctoral stage) working with microalgae such as Chlamydomonas and can be tenured. The position is tenable from 2019. We are looking for a highly … Continued

Three plant biology postdoc positions in the newly founded Westlake Institute for Advanced Study

Dr. Xiaobo Li’s Lab at the Westlake Institute for Advanced Study (Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China) has three postdoc positions to start during 2018. One of them can be a senior research associate position if the incumbent already had postdoc working experience. The lab’s research interests include photosynthesis, abiotic stresses, plastid evolution, and systems and synthetic … Continued

Gene Disruption in Chlamydomonas – Plasmids now available

Andre Greiner and colleagues in Peter Hegemann’s lab have just had a manuscript accepted for publication in Plant Cell reporting some exciting advances in using Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFNs) and CRISPR/cas9 to knockout genes of interest in Chlamydomonas.  Here is a link to the manuscript before publication. Andre Greiner has set up the twitter account (#ChlamyCRISPR) … Continued

Postdoctoral researcher position at Louisiana State University

A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Terry M. Bricker for the study of: 1) ROS production sites in the cytochrome b6f complex and Photosystem I, and/or, 2) the protein composition and structural properties of PS II assembly factors in higher plants. These questions will be addressed by high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry, … Continued

Research Specialist position at Algal Resources Collection

Algal Resources Collection, MARBIONC, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA Description: The MARBIONC’s Algal Resources Collection (ARC) has an immediate opening for a Research Specialist position. The ARC specializes in the growth and maintenance of marine diatoms, flagellates and dinoflagellates that have been shown to be harmful in some way to aquatic life … Continued

Two PhD positions (4 years) are open at the University of Liège – Plant biology/biochemistry/genetics

Title: A MAGIC design to study photosynthesis and nutrient homeostasis in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Two PhD positions (4 years) are open at the University of Liège (InBioS/PhytoSystems: under the supervision of P. Cardol (Genetics and Physiology of Microalgae) and M. Hanikenne (Functional Genomics and Plant Molecular Imaging) in collaboration with T. Druet (Unit of Animal … Continued