The Thelen Lab at the Bond Life Sciences Center is seeking a Research Scientist for an NSF-Plant Genome Research Program-funded project to enhance seed oil content in crops and address trade-offs between seed oil and protein. This project will integrate comparative transcriptomics, proteomics, and translatomics to study seed development in high-oil lines engineered with enhanced fatty acid biosynthesis. Project data will be used to develop correlative and kinetic models, make metabolic predictions, and discover co-regulated gene networks. The project ultimately aims to discover additional metabolic constraints limiting our ability to engineer seed oil content, to discover new genes involved in acyl lipid metabolism, and to provide the plant lipid community with characterized, high-oil germplasm for gene stacking and comparative genomics.
Prior experience is desired in any of the following areas: protein biochemistry, proteomics, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Biology or Molecular Biology and have a strong interest in plant metabolism and seed biology. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment are essential.
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