The Allen USDA lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in collaboration with others, is seeking a graduating PhD student or postdoc to fill postdoctoral positions in the lab focused on photosynthetic carbon assimilation, photorespiration, and central carbon metabolism that leads to enhanced productivity and altered resource partitioning to valued products in plants. The incumbents will learn and perform isotopic labeling and flux analyses on plant tissues as part of a collaborative multi-investigator grant. Training in biochemistry, metabolism and mass spectrometry would be useful but not strictly required for a motivated learner. Interested candidates should provide a resume, cover letter and names of three references online through the link. Position(s) fitting with candidates interests and background are available immediately.
Conduct research experiments to assess photosynthetic carbon assimilation, photorespiration, central carbon, lipid, protein and carbohydrate metabolism
Maintain precise records of research findings and the analysis of results
Write reports as required, communicate findings, and prepare manuscripts for publication
Mentor others and work collaboratively in the lab to learn and aid in other projects
Work collaboratively as part of a team, and mentor graduate and/or undergraduate students as appropriate
Present research at professional meetings
A Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, or related field
To apply please submit a cover letter clearly describing your research interests and career goals, a list of publications, a CV with three or more references and their full contact information.
The Danforth Center offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package.
About the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center:
Founded in 1998, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Our focus is scientific research at the nexus of food, energy and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. We assemble interactive teams of scientists and develop unique platforms to discover underlying principles about how plants work. We then convert that knowledge into useful crops and products, and partner with organizations that are best positioned to solve problems where they exist around the world. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is proudly an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions at the Danforth Center are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It is our policy that the Danforth Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin and status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this web site, please contact Human Resources, at 314-587-1033 for further assistance.
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri is a not-for-profit research institute. Scientists at the Center are engaged in research that strives to enhance the nutritional content of plants, increase agricultural production to create a sustainable food supply, reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizer, develop new and sustainable biofuels, and generate scientific ideas and technologies that will contribute to the economic growth of the St. Louis region. The Danforth Center currently employs nearly 200 individuals. Of these, two-thirds are scientists / scientific staff and approximately 90 hold PhDs. The Danforth Center has a strong international presence and commitment. Scientists from more than 20 different countries work at the Danforth Center and the Center has developed collaborations with educational and research institutes in Africa, China and India.