Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Metabolic Modeling and Analytical Biochemistry of a Lipid Over-accumulating Mutant of Chlamydomonas

The Umen, Allen and Evans laboratories at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are jointly recruiting an enthusiastic Post-Doctoral scientist to work as part of a team on an NSF funded project to investigate how algal cells partition carbon into growth related biosynthetic pathways versus storage reserves such as starch and oil. Prior work by these three laboratories has established a potentially crucial role for inositol polyphosphates (IPs) as signaling molecules that govern carbon partitioning in the model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The incumbent will use Chlamydomonas to establish a quantitative metabolite profiling pipeline using heavy isotope labeling of turbidostatic and chemostatic photobioreactor cultures followed by mass spectrometry to detect and model metabolic flux in strains under different growth conditions. Applicants should have a quantitative background in plant or algal metabolism, metabolic modeling and biochemistry, and possess strong written and oral communication skills. Direct operating experience with photobioreactors, HPLC and mass spectrometers is also desirable.

 For more information visit the job posting titled Flux Analysis of Algae at the Danforth Center Careers Page

 Please send your cover letter, CV, salary history and list of 3 references to:

Ms. Debbie Barron with “Flux Analysis of Algae” in the subject line.

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities.