A postdoctoral research position is available for studying molecular mechanisms in photosynthesis in the laboratory of James V. Moroney at Louisiana State University. Current areas of research emphasis include the CO2 concentrating mechanisms of algae, inorganic carbon transporters and carbonic anhydrase proteins. We are also working to see if these components of the algal CO2 concentrating mechanism can be used to improve photosynthesis in crop plants.
70% Conduct rigorous research toward understanding molecular mechanisms in photosynthesis using a wide variety of biochemical, cell biology and molecular techniques. The researcher will be working with the plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, yeast and bacteria.
20% Mentor both graduate and undergraduate students. Assist with lab management and with ordering supplies, etc.
10% Write manuscripts for publication.
PhD in Biochemistry, Plant Biology or related field.
Experience in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology in yeast, plants or green algae. Experience in plant physiology methods.
Experience directing undergraduates. Experience at ordering supplies and maintaining a laboratory.
Please attach c.v., a list of 3 references will full contact information; a short description of your experience with molecular biology.
Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu