The successful candidate will conduct research aimed at understanding the physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of nitrogen use efficiency in the biofuel crop Camelina sativa (a close relative of Arabidopsis), within the framework of a 5-year Department of Energy (DOE) project. The candidate will pursue her/his own project in the Fischer lab while interacting with principal investigators, postdoctoral research associates, and graduate students in other participating labs at Montana State University and other institutions to advance the overall goal of the project (https://www.montana.edu/news/20472/msu-researchers-to-lead-11-million-study-to-deepen-understanding-of-camelina)
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree in plant physiology, biochemistry, genetics, or molecular biology, and strong written and verbal (English) communication skills. Candidates with peer-reviewed publications will be preferred.
Interested candidates should send a single pdf file with the following components:
cover letter -- please briefly explain your background and future goals, and why you think that you would be a good fit for this position
CV including degrees, publications, and a list of technical skills
Contact information for three references
Please e-mail your pdf directly to Dr. Andreas Fischer (email@example.com) with the subject line: postdoctoral application.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable
About Montana State University
The Fischer lab at Montana State University (Bozeman, MT, USA) performs research aimed at understanding crop (leaf) and whole-plant senescence including regulatory mechanisms and proteolytic enzymes involved in nitrogen remobilization from senescing tissues.