Sugar Beet Metabolomics Postdoctoral Fellow
The Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility (PMF) is operated under the Office of the Vice President for Research and is located on the CSU main campus in the Microbiology building. The mission of the PMF is to serve as an enabling resource for research and development programs at Colorado State University. We strive to build mass spectrometry instrument capabilities that exceed the normal resources of individual research programs, and make those technologies available as a shared resource. We also aim to provide an environment rich in expertise and educational resources, and to foster collaboration across the CSU community and beyond. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community (https://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service, and engagement.
The Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility (PMF) seeks applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher (PD). This position will be dedicated to characterizing the comparative metabolic response of sugar beet to different pathogens and other biotic stresses. Required credentials include a Ph.D and experience in an appropriate field (i.e., plant biology, plant pathology, genetics, microbiology). Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas: (1) GC and/or LC-MS based metabolomics, (2) Plant Metabolism and Physiology, (3) Mechanisms of disease resistance in plants, (4) Analysis of metabolic networks.
Required Job Qualifications
Ph.D. degree in a field such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Plant Pathology, Biology, Plant Physiology or other relevant field.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking.
Demonstrated ability to operate independently and communicate scientific results.
Ability to participate in a highly collaborative environment.
Commitment to practice the Colorado State University Principles of Community (https://oeo.colostate.edu/colorado-state-university-principles-of-community/)
Preferred Job Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have at least two years demonstrated experience in a combination of liquid and/or gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and metabolite extraction/derivatization, metabolite annotation informatics, plant metabolism, pathology.
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume or CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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