DPB – Plant Biology

Postdoc position in Computational Quantitative Genetics

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

Carnegie Institution for Science,  Department of Plant Biology, Stanford, CA 94305
Rhee Lab – https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/labs/rhee-lab
Moi Exposito-Alonso Lab – www.moisesexpositoalonso.org
Starting: immediate start possible; Deadline: until filled

The Rhee and Moi Labs aim to recruit a highly motivated and creative person with strong training in bioinformatics / quantitative genetics / evolutionary biology / computer science.

This project seeks to develop predictive models of causal genes of plant traits, particularly in the model C4 grass Setaria and bioenergy crop Sorghum. This project has opportunities to work with leaders and trainees in plant biology ranging from evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, phenomics, physiology, and synthetic biology (www.foxmillet.org). The successful candidate will use machine learning models and genome-wide associations of  plant functional and genomic data (RNAseq, sequence polymorphisms, evolutionary signatures, and functional annotations), both publicly available and newly generated in our consortium for Setaria and Sorghum, to discover and predict the causal effect of genes controlling metabolic, developmental, and fitness traits in stressful drought and high-density planting conditions.

This position involves conducting research independently, being involved in collaborative projects, preparing publications, and presenting research in scientific meetings. The candidate will also work with computational postdocs in the consortium who have built baseline algorithms using different frameworks, and experimental postdocs who will test the predicted causal genes using genome editing and physiological measurements. We prefer candidates interested in strengthening connections between molecular ecological genetics, sustainable breeding, and computational biology, who will be active members of the research community at the Carnegie Plant Biology and the Stanford Biology departments.

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. The labs are located at the Carnegie Institution on Stanford campus. Carnegie Postdocs have access to most Stanford facilities. Stanford campus is a vibrant community embedded in the San Francisco Bay area, with opportunities for extensive social and scientific interactions. The initial position will be for one year with potential renewal of up to three years depending on performance.

Qualifications: 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Biology, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Engineering or related field; 2) expertise or fluency in large-scale data analysis, statistics, genomics, machine learning, and/or related field; and 3) proficient in programming. Candidates with experience in developing machine learning algorithms and/or trained in quantitative genetics are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, ability and initiative to learn new things, excellent communication and teamwork skills and passion for biological research.

About Carnegie: Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals – women and men – with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in plant and algae growth, development, and evolution (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu). Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

Postdoc positions available to create cellular views of plant metabolism and compartmentalized metabolic models of Sorghum and Brachypodium

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

Postdoctoral positions are available starting Sept 15, 2019 in the laboratories of Drs. Sue Rhee and David Ehrhardt at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, to participate in an exciting DOE-funded project (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/news/2019/8/carnegie-led-initiative-receives-major-doe-biofuels-research-grant) to generate a cellular view of plant metabolism and use the information to build and test compartmentalized metabolic network models using Sorghum and Brachypodium. This project is part of a large DOE initiative (https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-64-million-research-plants-and-microbes) to expand knowledge of gene function in bioenergy crops.

The scientists will work in a team setting with personnel from Drs. Drs. Markita Landry (UC Berkeley) and Jenny Mortimer (LBNL) labs. Our aim is to first accurately define subcellular locations of enzymes by both experimental and computational approaches, then model the compartmentalized metabolic network under different environmental scenarios. Projects include: 1) developing experimental methods to identify subcellular locations of metabolic enzymes using carbon nanotube-mediated transient expression and confocal microscopy; 2) developing computational methods to accurately predict enzyme locations within the cell by leveraging the experimental data; 3) developing database and visualization infrastructure for making all the data and codes from this project available to the public; 4) developing compartmentalized metabolic network models to study the functions of Sorghum and Brachypodium metabolism in response to changes in water, light, and temperature; and 5) developing flux balance models and performing metabolic flux analyses to optimize the production of lipids, suberin, lignin and starch.

Successful candidates should have demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and enthusiasm for learning new things. Qualified computational biology candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in bioinformatics, computational biology, plant biology, microbiology, systems biology, biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in constraint-based metabolic model reconstruction of plants or fungi. Candidates should be proficient in at least one programming language, preferably python and/or perl. Experience in using MATLAB is highly desired. Qualified experimental biology candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in cell biology, plant biology, genetics, microbiology, systems biology, biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in molecular biology and imaging analysis using confocal microscopy.

To apply, please submit your application below.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose to be “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: 62,700

Location: Stanford, CA

We have a postdoctoral position for at least one year on a project focused on transforming symbiotic dinoflagellates in the family Symbiodiniaceae and understanding their interactions with their cnidarian hosts, including corals and sea anemones (most work will be done using the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida). Achieving transformation of these organisms will allow us to approach many questions concerning the interactions of the symbiont with its host, the importance of specific algal genes in the symbiotic process, the role of photosynthesis in the uptake and maintenance of the symbiont and the molecular mechanisms associated with coral bleaching, an area of major concern in many parts of the world. It will also facilitate our understanding of molecular mechanisms associated with the unusual structure of both the nuclear and chloroplast genomes, aspects of photosynthetic function and the nature of the processes involved in controlling the exchange of carbon and nitrogen between the alga and its host. The project will encourage interactions with other researchers working on the cnidarians/corals, including the laboratories of John Pringle and Steve Palumbi at Stanford University. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked with alga and who have strong training in molecular technology.  If interested, please apply below. For inquiries please contact Arthur Grossman, and also send all information including a CV, directly to Arthur Grossman (arthurg@stanford.edu).

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

Summer Internship Positions Available for a Multi-disciplinary Project at the Interface of Neuroscience, Plant Biology, and Chemistry at Stanford and Carnegie

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

COVID-19 Update: Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, this summer internship experience will be postponed until the summer of 2021. We will still go through the process of selecting the top two applicants and give them the option of delaying the internship until next year.

We are looking for talented undergraduate summer interns to participate in our project called Neuroplant (www.neuroplant.org) at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, both located in Stanford, California. Duration of the internship will be 10 weeks between June and August. The start and end dates can be somewhat flexible. The internship will be paid via a fixed stipend of $7,500.

Successful candidates will get hands-on training in the areas of model organism handling, neurobiology, plant biochemistry, and development of assay automation. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team conducting phenotypic screens for chemotaxis using the nematode model organism Caenorhabditis elegans for plant based compounds.

We are looking for highly motivated and organized students majoring in biology, neuroscience, plant biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related fields. The position is particularly relevant for students seeking to gain laboratory research experience and explore scientific research as a career. No previous lab experience is needed though having basic lab skills is a plus. Must be a self-starter who is motivated to deliver quality work, pays attention to details, has the ability for critical thinking and problem solving, and has excellent communication skills and teamwork attitude.

To apply, please submit your application (both cover letter and CV/resume) below. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

Additional information:

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose to be “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

2020 Summer Intern Program

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, California

The Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, is accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Internship Program. This program offers both Full and Part Time intern positions to Undergraduate students over the age of 18 who are interested in biological research. Our world-renowned labs are located on the Stanford campus, and we offer a vibrant environment for highly motivated students interested in hands-on experience in science.

Our research spans a broad range of subjects, from how sunlight is absorbed and used by plants to produce biomass, to how the environment shapes plant growth and development above and below the ground. Our aim is to create the foundation for meeting challenges faced by modern agriculture and medicine and for developing practices that enable global sustainability.

This is a very exciting opportunity for aspiring scientists to experience working in a lab and doing cutting edge research. We look forward to working with the interns as they learn laboratory techniques, presentation skills and team building. Interns will be expected to attend weekly seminars and present a poster in the end-of-program session highlighting their work.

It is strongly recommended applicants visit our website at https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/ for further details of research topics in each of our labs and contact the faculty member for more specific information. Your lab of interest should be indicated in your cover letter submitted with your resume. The deadline for submitting an application is April 15.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Research Assistantship available at Carnegie Institution of Science’s Department of Plant Biology

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

We are looking for a talented recent graduate to work as a Research Assistant (RA) in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, located in Stanford, California. Our lab is generally interested in uncovering the molecular mechanisms of plant adaptation to environmental stresses. Our studies are diverse, ranging from systematically identifying causal genes of quantitative traits and regulators that control the expression of metabolic genes to discovering functions of novel plant genes that have no similarity to any known genes. We work with different organisms but the majority of the work in the lab focuses on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Our work involves phenotypic analysis and molecular studies on mutants, generation of transgenic lines (from cloning to selection of transformed plants) including knockout mutants (using the CRISPR technology) as well as proteomic (Westerns, CoIP, Mass Spectrometry) and cell biology (microscopy [e.g. SEM and confocal]) studies. We are about to embark on biochemical and biophysical characterizations of novel proteins, in which the RA would be a key member. The RA will be assisting postdocs and graduate students in the lab, handling some lab management duties, and occasionally helping the PI start a new project.

We are looking for a highly motivated, organized and experienced senior student (or recent graduate with a BS or BA degree in biology, biochemistry or related fields). The position is particularly relevant for students seeking more laboratory research experience before applying to graduate school. Experience in molecular biology or biochemistry is highly desirable. No previous plant biology experience is needed. Must be a self-starter who is motivated to deliver quality work, pays attention to details, has the ability for critical thinking and problem solving, and has excellent communication skills and teamwork attitude.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

Part-Time Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $20 per hour

Location: Stanford, CA

Part-Time Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Location: Stanford, CA

Immediate opening for a 1-year Part Time Research Assistant position in the laboratory of Dr. Shouling Xu / Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, in Stanford, California. The position is for about 15-19 hours per week. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.

Duties include:

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.

Qualifications:

– Strong academic record and Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology/ or equivalent. Completion of an undergraduate course in plant biology is a plus.

– 1-2 years of lab experience (outside of coursework) and familiarity with common molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning, western. 

-The job requires someone who is meticulous, proactive, and highly organized.

– Good judgment and common sense as well as critical thinking and attention to detail are required. Must possess excellent analytical, and written/verbal communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

– General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

Please include contact information, a cover letter, a resume, work experience, and 2 letters of recommendation.

To apply, please submit your application below.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose to be “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

 

 

Post Doctoral Fellow – Department of Plant Biology (Wang Lab)

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

The Carnegie Institution for Science is a non-profit, world-class research institution. Carnegie’s Plant Biology is located on Stanford University campus, California. Website: www.dpb.carnegiescience.edu.

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Zhi-Yong Wang at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, to study plant growth regulation mechanisms. The Wang lab uses a wide range of approaches, including genetics, proteomics and genomics, to elucidate the signaling networks through which plants respond to hormonal, environmental, and nutritional signals. The lab focuses on the model organism Arabidopsis, but is also interested in other model systems such as Chlamydomonas, maize, and sorghum. The specific research projects for the new postdoctoral fellow will be determined based on the interest and expertise of the candidate as well as the ongoing research of the lab. To learn more about our research, please visit our website at: https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/labs/wang-lab

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in a field broadly related to life science. To apply, please see include your CV and a brief statement of your experience, research interest, and how you may contribute to our science and how such training experience may advance your career goal. For informal inquiries, please send email to zywang24@stanford.edu.

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative person; we prefer strong training in molecular biology/bioinformatics/metabolic biology.

The position is available immediately and the project involves elucidating functions associated with the early evolution of primary plastids and photosynthetic processes in eukaryotes. We are especially interested in those innovations that enable the crucial transition of a protist from heterotrophy to photoautotrophy. The Postdoctoral Associate will have the unique opportunity to work closely with other members of a highly motivated multi-disciplinary international team.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is on the Stanford campus, in the San Francisco Bay area, with opportunities for extensive social and scientific interactions. The project is funded by NASA and the contract will be for one year at a time (it is a three-year grant) and renewable based on performance.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: 60,000

Location: Stanford, CA

We have a 3-year postdoctoral position for work focused on understanding interactions in synthetic communities of bacteria present in hot spring mats of Yellowstone National Park. These ‘laboratory communities’ will reveal the overall metabolic landscape of the mats using the entire community and synthetic combinations of component organisms. Applications of sequencing and metabolomics will reveal key metabolic pathways used by the different members of the community under different light and nutrient conditions and over the diel cycle, and various aspect of interactions among the bacteria. Experiments will also be performed to analyze how abrupt changes in light intensity and temperature as well as the addition of exogenous microbes impact mat growth, structure, electrical and metabolic networks. The work will be performed by an international group of investigators. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked with microbes and have experience with molecular and omics approaches.  If interested, please apply below. For informal inquiries, please contact Arthur Grossman (arthurg@stanford.edu) and Devaki Bhaya (dbhaya@carnegiescience.edu).

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

BioCurator, Plant Metabolic Network (PMN) Database

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford CA

BioCurator, Plant Metabolic Network (PMN) Database, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA

Plants are essential to life on Earth and provide us with the air, food, fuel, clothing, and shelter. Plant metabolism is the engine that enables plants to provide these things. The Rhee lab strives to uncover how plant metabolism is organized, regulated and evolves. Plant Metabolic Network (https://plantcyc.org/) is a National Science Foundation-funded project to develop computational algorithms and pipelines to predict and annotate enzymes, transporters, and metabolic networks of plants. The Carnegie Institution Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Department of Global Ecology on the campus of Stanford University.

We are currently seeking applicants for the position of database curator. The successful candidate will work with a team of postdocs and research assistants to make plant metabolism data easily accessible to scientists around the world.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead data management processes such as bulk data processing, data exchange with other databases, and new version releases
  • Read current research articles and extract gene function and plant metabolic pathway data for loading into PMN databases
  • Provide support to the research community including answering questions, providing training on how to use the database and related tools, and helping them with large data submissions
  • Participate in design of new or improved web interfaces and tools

Requirements:

  • A Ph.D or M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline with research experience in plant biology
  • Demonstrated ability for independent, critical thinking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Good basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, web browsers)

Recommended:

  • Experience with Unix, HTML, Perl, Python and mySQL

Postdoctoral Positions – Xu and Wang Labs

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

Multiple postdoc positions are available at Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, to study the signaling networks mediated by O-GlcNAc and O-fucose modifications and phosphorylation in Arabidopsis.  Specifically, the research projects will focus on understanding how sugar modifications and phosphorylation of cellular proteins integrate metabolic signals with external cues and regulate transcription, RNA splicing, cell differentiation, growth and development in Arabidopsis. The research projects provide broad training from proteomics/mass spectrometry to molecular genetics, and are expected to lead to independent careers in this emerging field of sugar signaling in plants. The candidate is required to have a Ph.D in biology or (bio)chemistry and to have demonstrated excellence in basic research of any biological system. Experience in protein biochemistry, mass spectrometry, omics data analysis, and signal transduction is preferred. To apply, please send a single pdf file that includes a cover letter describing research experiences and career goals, CV with list of publications and contact information for 3 professional references to Shouling Xu at slxu@stanford.edu and Zhi-Yong Wang at zywang24@stanford.edu.

To apply, please submit your application below.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose to be “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/