DPB – Plant Biology

Postdoc Position: Population genetics applied to geographic space and/or evolution experiments

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $65,568

Location: Stanford, CA

Moi Exposito-Alonso Lab – www.moisesexpositoalonso.org
Carnegie Institution for Science & Stanford University, 260 Panama st., California 94305, USA
Annual salary $65,568
2 years with potential extensions
Publication date: Sep 2021
Starting date: Jan 2022 (flexible)
Closing date: accepting applications until filled

Description

We aim to recruit highly motivated and creative researchers  with strong training in statistical or population genetics. Our group seeks to understand the genetic basis of rapid adaptation in different climates and the spatial dynamics of species extinction. 

Projects include developing population genetics theories and conducting analyses with whole-genome sequence data from evolution experiments with Arabidopsis thaliana. These experiments are being conducted in ~50 locations around the world and populations are re-sequenced for 4+ consecutive years (GrENE-net.org) (following work from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1520-9). With these data, some questions we aim to address are: How strong, polygenic, and repeatable is natural selection in realistic environments? Can we predict it? How does selection vary across dense climate gradients? Did evolutionary rescue occur and what were the genetic signals preceding it?

Other projects include analyzing genomes of non-model species with geographic data, including threatened species, to understand how genetic diversity is distributed in space. Some questions addressed: how are neutral and adaptive genetic diversity spatially structured? How do different spatial patterns of extinction lead to differential erosion of species diversity and adaptive capacity? Can we track “genetic health” of ecosystems as they transform using geo-tagged genomes and real-time satellite information?

The position requires leading independent research using large genomic and experimental datasets, participating in collaborative projects, preparing publications, and presenting research in scientific meetings. 

Equal opportunity employer

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. We aim to have a vibrantly diverse lab, which is essential to tackle scientific questions from different creative angles. The main requirement for these positions is that you are passionate about the topics above, so please apply! 

Requirements

  • Required qualifications for these positions are a doctoral degree in any of the following areas: molecular biology, computational biology, population genetics, evolutionary biology, ecology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, or statistics
  • A track record of research productivity and independence
  • Willingness to work closely with collaborators and lab members. 

Position details

This is a full-time position with a competitive annual salary and benefits. The lab is located at the Carnegie Institution on the Stanford University campus. Carnegie Postdocs have access to 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 two years with potential renewal of up to five years depending upon performance. 

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution for Science (formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington) is a private U.S.-based non-profit endowment, located on the campus of Stanford University since 1928. 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 Campanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators have made key discoveries in plant biology, including early experiments of local adaptation (Clausen, Keck, Hiesey), the discovery of transposable elements (McClintock), plant ecophysiology at global scales (Berry, Field), the discovery of key photosynthesis and phototropism genes (Grossman, Briggs), or The Arabidopsis Information Resource TAIR (Rhee, Somerville). The Department of Plant Biology (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu) has state-of-the-art facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, greenhouses and field sites, and computer resources. The lab is co-affiliated with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology (https://dge.carnegiescience.edu), the Department of Biology at Stanford University (https://biology.stanford.edu) and with the center of Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genetics (http://cehg.stanford.edu). The ideal candidate would become an active member of this community and would strengthen collaborative connections with grad students, postdocs, and faculty members across campus.

Contact

Informal inquiries about this position can be made by emailing Moises (Moi) Exposito-Alonso at moilabjobapplications@gmail.com. To be formally considered, please include: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) three referees whom I can ask for letters of recommendation.

Postdoctoral Positions – Wang Lab

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

Postdoc positions are available in the lab of Dr. Zhiyong Wang at Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, to work on research projects that investigate the signaling networks underlying plant growth and acclimation. Possible research projects include investigations of the brassinosteroid signaling network, the O-glycosylation (O-GlcNAc and O-fucose) network, the crosstalk between nutrient-sensing O-glycosylation (O-GlcNAc and O-fucose) and hormone-regulated phosphorylation, and the functions of these signaling mechanisms in regulating cellular processes such as transcription, protein translation, protein degradation, vesicle trafficking, and cell division. The research can involve a variety of approaches including genetics, proteomics, mass spectrometry, protein engineering, and chemical biology. The candidates are required to have a Ph.D in biology or biochemistry. 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 Zhi-Yong Wang at zywang24@stanford.edu

Position details:

This is a full-time position with a competitive annual salary and benefits. The lab is located at the Carnegie Institution on the Stanford University campus. Carnegie Postdocs have access to Stanford facilities. Stanford campus is a vibrant community embedded in the San Francisco Bay area, with opportunities for extensive social and scientific interactions.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution for Science (formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington) is a private U.S.-based non-profit endowment, located on the campus of Stanford University since 1928. 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 Campanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators have made key discoveries in plant biology, including early experiments of local adaptation (Clausen, Keck, Hiesey), the discovery of transposable elements (McClintock), plant ecophysiology at global scales (Berry, Field), the discovery of key photosynthesis and phototropism genes (Grossman, Briggs), or The Arabidopsis Information Resource TAIR (Rhee, Somerville). The Department of Plant Biology (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu) has state-of-the-art facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, greenhouses and field sites, and computer resources. The lab is co-affiliated with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology (https://dge.carnegiescience.edu), the Department of Biology at Stanford University (https://biology.stanford.edu) and with the center of Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genetics (http://cehg.stanford.edu). The ideal candidate would become an active member of this community and would strengthen collaborative connections with grad students, postdocs, and faculty members across campus.

Equal opportunity employer

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. We aim to have a vibrantly diverse lab, which is essential to tackle scientific questions from different creative angles.

Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

A research assistant position is available to work at Carnegie Mass Spectrometry facility, directed by Dr. Shouling Xu,  at the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science (located in Stanford, CA). The candidate will collaborate with multiple labs from Carnegie Institution, Stanford University, and some labs across the country on various MS-related projects. The candidate will also have his/her own project on methods development. The facility is currently equipped with Orbitrap Q-Exactive HF and has recently been funded by an NIH S10 instrument grant to get Orbitrap Eclipse with ETD in the fall. The facility is equipped with three HPLC/FPLC instruments for offline fractionations.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Biology
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment including bench work
  • Computer skills, including proficiency with Python and R

Application Materials Required:

  • C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Informal inquiries about the position can be made by emailing slxu@stanford.edu or sxu@carnegiescience.edu.  

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with various viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for 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.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available to analyze protein-RNA/DNA interface and alternative splicing sponsored by Dr. Shouling Xu at the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, located in Stanford, CA. The candidate will use diverse proteomics techniques, RNA-seq, and molecular biology to dissect the mechanism of alternative splicing and transcription in Arabidopsis and to answer fundamental questions in basic science. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with proteomics.
  • Experience with RNA-seq
  • Ph.D in Molecular Biology or related science field required

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover Letter
  • C.V.
  • Contact information for 3 references

Please note: This position is available starting September 2022.

Informal inquiries about the position can be made by emailing slxu@stanford.edu or sxu@carnegiescience.edu.  

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with various viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for 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.

 

Research Associate

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

A research associate position is available to work at Carnegie Mass Spectrometry facility, directed by Dr. Shouling Xu,  at the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science (located in Stanford, CA). The candidate will collaborate with multiple labs from Carnegie Institution, Stanford University, and some labs across the country on various MS-related projects. The candidate will also have his/her own projects on methods development. The facility is currently equipped with Orbitrap Q-Exactive HF and has recently been funded by NIH S10 shared instrument grant to get Orbitrap Eclipse with ETD in the fall. The facility is equipped with three HPLC/FPLC instruments for offline fractionations. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced experience in proteomics, HPLC, and MS data analysis

Application Materials Required:

  • C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Informal inquiries about the position can be made by emailing slxu@stanford.edu  or sxu@carnegiescience.edu.  

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with various viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for 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.

Senior Grants Administrator

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

The Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private institution headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded 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 five scientific departments on the West and East Coasts. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology.

Carnegie Science provides flexible work schedule options along with a small, collegial research atmosphere in a collaborative organization. This is an exciting new opportunity to support a brand new division of environmental and life sciences.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Grants Administrator will manage the proposal preparation and full grants lifecycle of post award activities from budget execution to closeout of federal and non-federal grants, contracts, internal research projects and all related activities for the campus.  This position will reside at and serve as the primary point of contact for the Life Sciences’ Department of Global Ecology and Department of Plant Biology, reporting to the Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs in Washington, DC while also working closely with and accountable to department leadership, business manager, and research staff. 

Responsible for ensuring that all awards follow appropriate stewardship and regulatory compliance, the SGA must navigate and execute Carnegie Science policies, in addition to an at times complex network of sponsor and governmental regulations, while guiding and supporting department Principal Investigators (PIs) through these policies and procedures to remove barriers, keep stakeholders informed and execute time sensitive actions. This position is expected to execute best in class service to a group of world-renowned researchers and be a strong facilitator and communicator across work streams, while meeting competing priorities and executing continuous process improvement.  

All Carnegie Science locations are currently operating under a COVID phased return plan and operating remotely with limited on-site essential activities. 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead principal investigators in the preparation of the administrative components of proposals within parameters of institutional, research, and proposal specific guidelines.
  • Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic, review documents for completeness and compliance. 
  • Coordinate with business office in preparing project budgets and provide budget justifications as required.
  • Responsible for tracking status of awards and deliverables. 
  • Follow changing submission requirements as introduced by funding agencies.
  • Serve as liaison and active partner between PIs, HQ, and research groups; respond to HQ and sponsor inquiries.
  • Review and approve correct charging of expenditures by working with business office and Financial Analyst, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
  • Working with business manager, manage contract closeout process; submit final reports and work with HQ on the financial closeout.  
  • Serve as resource and overall technical resource for compliance and sponsored programs to PIs and other staff.
  • Participate in and contribute to the management of process improvements.  
  • Serve as a mentor and provide cross-training as needed.
  • Ensures costs are allowable, appropriate rates are applied, cost share issues are resolved and there is budget and budget justification prior to submission to the sponsor.
  • Performs award set up and modification set up, to include reviewing Notices of Award and ensuring compliance with IRB, IACUC, lab safety, conflict of interest, and other sponsor and university requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Assists with sponsor prior approvals, budgeting, and other post award actions.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or three years of job-related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certification in Grants Management desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to collaborate with others on projects
  • Excellent oral, written and communication skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently, but also to seek or help when needed.
  • Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

The successful candidate should have knowledge of pre-and-post award research administration processes and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g., Uniform Guidance, FAR, CAS).  The Senior Grants Administrator must be able to work in a dynamic environment as part of a team and serve as liaison and active partner between sponsors, PIs, HQ-OSP, research groups and others.

To apply for this position please click “Apply Now” below and submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage candidates from underrepresented 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.

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/

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/

 

 

Research Technician

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Research Technician to work in the lab of Dr. Zhiyong Wang at Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford, California. The Wang lab is broadly interested in the cellular signaling mechanisms that regulate growth, development, adaptation, and immunity in plants. Our research focuses on the protein-protein interaction and posttranslational modification networks that mediate cellular responses to nutrients, hormones, and environmental signals in the model plants Arabidopsis and Chlamydomonas. We use a wide range of approaches including proteomics, genetics, genomics, genome editing, protein engineering, and chemical biology. Our goal is to improve plant productivity and resilience through the genetic or chemical manipulation of cellular signaling networks. For more information about the Wang lab, please visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/labs/wang-lab.

Essential Duties:

  • Assist lab scientists by performing investigative procedures. These may include molecular cloning, plant transformation, protein expression and purification, gel electrophoresis, immunoblot, chromatography. Training will be provided based on experience and interest.
  • Record experimental procedures, collect and organize and verify the accuracy of data and information; analyze data and prepare charts, graphs and figures for presentation and publication.
  • Support general lab operation by placing and receiving orders of supplies, preparing buffers and media, and maintaining organization of research materials and lab spaces.

Qualifications:

Education

  • A bachelor’s degree is required. A major in molecular biology, chemistry, or a closely related scientific discipline is strongly preferred.

Experience

  • At least 1 year of previous hands-on laboratory experience is required. Significant laboratory experience obtained during undergraduate studies (honors thesis, internship, etc.) is acceptable and will be considered.
  • Previous experience working with molecular biology (DNA/RNA isolation, cloning, PCR), or protein biochemistry (purification and analysis by gel blot or mass spectrometry) techniques is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working on Arabidopsis or algae is preferred but not required.

Application Instructions

  • Inquiries about the position can be emailed to Zhiyong Wang at zywang24@stanford.edu with a subject line of Technician Job. Formal application should be submitted via the job posting on Carnegie Institution for Science careers page. Please include a cover letter briefly describing your research experience and interest, your resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references, preferably as one PDF document. 

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution for Science (formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington) is a private U.S.-based non-profit endowment, located on the campus of Stanford University since 1928. 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 Campanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators have made key discoveries in plant biology, including early experiments of local adaptation (Clausen, Keck, Hiesey), the discovery of transposable elements (McClintock), plant ecophysiology at global scales (Berry, Field), the discovery of key photosynthesis and phototropism genes (Grossman, Briggs), or The Arabidopsis Information Resource TAIR (Rhee, Somerville). The Department of Plant Biology (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu) has state-of-the-art facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, greenhouses and field sites, and computer resources. The lab is co-affiliated with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology (https://dge.carnegiescience.edu), the Department of Biology at Stanford University (https://biology.stanford.edu) and with the center of Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genetics (http://cehg.stanford.edu). The ideal candidate would become an active member of this community and would strengthen collaborative connections with grad students, postdocs, and faculty members across campus.

Equal opportunity employer:

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. We aim to have a vibrantly diverse lab, which is essential to tackle scientific questions from different creative angles.

 

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/

 

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION, AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $65,568

Location: Stanford, CA

Our group studies how photosynthetic microorganisms perceive, respond to, and evolve in response to a continual onslaught of environmental stressors such as high light, lack of nutrients and phage attack. To probe these questions in molecular ecology, we work with model cyanobacteria and novel isolates from naturally occurring communities in hot springs from Yellowstone National Park. We use a variety of experimental methods ranging from molecular genetics and biochemistry to metagenomics/ transcriptomics. In collaboration with the Joint Genome Institute, we have recently generated a spatio-temporal multi-omics dataset from hot spring environments. To best explore these datasets and expand our perspectives, we collaborate with experts in theory, population dynamics, bioinformatics, statistics and computer science. 

We are looking for post-docs or students who are strongly motivated by questions that are at the interface of molecular ecology and theory. If you have worked with environmental microbes, have training in phage biology or are strongly motivated by an interest in theory or developing computational tools, this may be a great opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group and develop a strong research focus. The ability to think critically, communicate your results to a broad audience and work with a team are particularly important. 

Here are two currently funded projects:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1921429

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2125965

Relevant websites:

https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/labs/bhaya-lab

https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

https://carnegiescience.edu/


Application / Contact
Informal inquiries about the position can be made by emailing me (Devaki Bhaya)  at dbhaya@carnegiescience.edu.  To be formally considered, please include:  a cover letter, CV, and three references. Please submit your application by clicking the blue “Apply Now” box below. 

The Department of Plant Biology (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/) is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University, California.  Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from underrepresented 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.

 

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.

Laboratory Technician, macroalgal development

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

Position Overview:

The Grossman laboratory at the Carnegie Institution (Stanford, CA) works on many aspects of algal physiology, metabolism, and photosynthesis. In a new project, we focus on macroalgal reproduction using the model brown alga Ectocarpus. This project is motivated by our knowledge gap in understanding genetic factors controlling the macroalga life-cycles. We seek an enthusiastic, person with life-science research experience to fill a position as a laboratory technician for this project. The successful applicant will learn to work independently, gain practical and theoretic knowledge in algal physiology, and receive training in various laboratory techniques. 

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. The period of employment is for one year. 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Grow and maintain algal cultures. 
  • Monitor algal development by wide-field and confocal microscopy.
  • Perform genetic transformation using micro-injection, initially assisted by Dr. Frej Tulin.
  • Maintain precise records in hand-written and electronic formats.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of shared lab spaces and assist with general lab management.
  • Meet routinely with Dr. Tulin and Dr. Grossman to discuss research progress and priorities.
  • Attend weekly group meetings and prepare regular oral presentations.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with standard laboratory techniques (pipetting, DNA cloning)
  • Experience with algal cultivation and physiology
  • Experience with light microscopy

Required Education & Skills:  

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the life sciences or related disciplines 
  • Ability to work methodically towards a long-term goal
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills

To be considered for this position, please click on the blue Apply Now button below and send the following materials as a single PDF:

  • Brief cover letter 
  • CV emphasizing prior research experience
  • Contact information for three references
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are fine)

Priority will be given to candidates who apply by October 31st, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Dr. Frej Tulin at (ftulin@carnegiescience.edu).

Additional information: 

The Department of Plant Biology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with Stanford University and is located adjacent to the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, CA. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in plant and algal biology. For more information about the Department, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/research/mission. Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. 

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. 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. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse research community and we encourage applications by members of all underrepresented groups.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available to analyze maize anther proteomes, jointly sponsored by Dr. Virginia Walbot (Stanford University) and Dr. Shouling Xu (Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science. The position is located on the Stanford CA.  Using fully fertile and male-sterile, anther defective mutants already characterized by microscopy and single cell RNA-seq, learn diverse proteomics techniques to monitor protein abundances, de novo synthesis, and post-translational modifications in developing anthers to answer fundamental questions in developmental biology.

Recent publications:   

Nan, G-L., et al. 2022. Cascades of bHLH-regulated pathways program maize anther development.  Plant Cell 34:  1207-1225.  doi:  org/10.1093/plcell/koac007  Highlight  M. Osnato.  2022.  Fantastic four:  bHLH factors and the making of pollen.  Plant Cell 34:  1151-1152.  doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koac028

Nelms, B. and V. Walbot. 2022.  Gametophyte genome activation occurs at pollen mitosis I in maize.  Science 375:  284-289, plus the cover.  doi: 10.1126/science.abl7392

Bi, Y. et al. 2021. Arabidopsis ACINUS is O-glycosylated and regulates transcription and alternative splicing of regulators of reproductive transitions. 2021.  Nat Commun.12: 945. doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-20929-7

Reyes, A. V. et al. 2022. Application of parallel reaction monitoring in 15N labeled samples for quantification. Front. Plant Sci., doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.832585

We prefer candidates with experience in either maize genetics/molecular biology or proteomics to work with the Walbot lab on carefully staged anthers and specific anther cell types. Candidates will perform MS work at Carnegie Mass Spec facility (on the Stanford campus) directed by Dr. Shouling Xu. The facility is currently equipped with Orbitrap Q-Exactive and is expected to have additional Orbitrap Eclipse with ETD in the fall. The facility is equipped with three HPLC/FPLC instruments for offline fractionations.  Position to start in summer or fall 2022.  Please click the Apply Now box below and send your CV, a cover letter, along with the names of 3 references. 

Informal inquiries about the position can be made by emailing walbot@stanford.edu or slxu@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, privately endowed, research institution. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals capable of working at the cutting edge of their research fields. 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, laboratory facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, growth facilities for photosynthetic microbes and higher plants, field experimental stations, and high-performance computing nodes.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. 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. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse research community and we encourage applications by members of all underrepresented groups.

Administrative Assistant and Communications Manager of the MOI LAB

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE

JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant and Communications Manager of the MOI LAB

SUPERVISED BY: Staff Associate & Assistant Professor (Dr. Exposito-Alonso)

FLSA: Part-time/Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides high level administrative support to a Staff Associate in the Department of Plant Biology. Responsible for the day-to-day and long-term management of the lab and the coordination of activities with internal and external constituents. Some of the responsibilities are listed below, most of which are not done on a daily basis but occasionally need.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Keep lab website updated, with help from IT, including but not limited to:
    • Posting seminars
    • Making sure HQ news releases are posted not only at the homepage but also at the appropriate lab page
    • Updating publication lists
    • Making sure that everyone is correctly listed on the website 
  • Manage seminars (both internal and external) on a rolling basis.
    • For external seminars, follow the full workflow developed during searches, including contacting seminar speakers, gathering information, preparing announcements, managing meetings with speakers, etc.
    • For internal seminars, work with scientists to generate a speaker list, manage invitations, logistics, follow-up, etc. 
    • About once a month, help generate ideas for non-science lunch topics.
    • Maintain an online system with information on all upcoming seminars and lunch topics.
    • Once in-person seminars resume, manage travel and lodging for seminar speakers, organize post seminar receptions, arrange room reservations, etc.
  • Manage financial requests, including but not limited to:
    • Purchasing routine lab and field supplies
    • Paying invoices for publications
    • Assisting with reimbursements for expenses
  • Cross-post relevant announcements to relevant channels in Slack.
  • Support incoming postdocs and students including but not limited to:
    • Helping them identify local resources 
    • Arranging travel and lodging for trips prior to their start dates
    • Helping them navigate Carnegie systems
  • Facilitate events for the lab, both virtual and in person, which may include items such as:
    • Arranging catering
    • Identifying and purchasing gifts
    • Organizing social events including happy hours and annual lab retreats
    • Supporting planning and logistics for workshops and meetings
  • Coordinate space use within the lab, including but not limited to:
    • Coordinate space / desk assignments across labs
    • Ensure that building use is consistent with protocols (e.g., signage related to PPE use, workstation spacing, etc.)
  • Other:
    • Coordinate lab contributions to Carnegie annual reports
    • Work with IT to keep mailing lists up to date

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with 3+ years of progressive responsibilities providing administrative support in a high professional work environment.
  • Ability to deal appropriately with confidential information and work independently.
  • Proficient typing skills, with high degree of accuracy to produce quality documents in an efficient and timely manner.
  • High levels of organization, reliability, trustworthiness, intelligence, communication skills, and motivation.
  • Experience in communications and outreach, media, etc.
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, and spelling skills.
  • Experience in managing multiple calendars, and planning meetings and travel arrangements.
  • Highly empathetic, collegial and service-oriented with strong customer service skills and ability to collaborate with a diverse group of internal and external people.
  • Above average proficiency with technology applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with Adobe Acrobat and ability to learn new technology as needed.

EMPLOYER INFORMATION: 

Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks. The Carnegie Institution for Science is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive. Carnegie Science does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution for Science (formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington) is a private U.S.-based non-profit endowment, located on the campus of Stanford University since 1928. 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 Campanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators have made key discoveries in plant biology, including early experiments of local adaptation (Clausen, Keck, Hiesey), the discovery of transposable elements (McClintock), plant ecophysiology at global scales (Berry, Field), the discovery of key photosynthesis and phototropism genes (Grossman, Briggs), or The Arabidopsis Information Resource TAIR (Rhee, Somerville). The Department of Plant Biology (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu) has state-of-the-art facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, greenhouses and field sites, and computer resources. The lab is co-affiliated with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology (https://dge.carnegiescience.edu), the Department of Biology at Stanford University (https://biology.stanford.edu) and with the center of Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genetics (http://cehg.stanford.edu). The ideal candidate would become an active member of this community and would strengthen collaborative connections with grad students, postdocs, and faculty members across campus.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS & SUBMISSION:  Informal inquiries about this position can be made by emailing Moises (Moi) Exposito-Alonso at admin@moilab.science. To be formally considered, please include: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) three referees whom I can ask for letters of recommendation. 

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.

Postdoc Molecular Ecology and Evolution of Dehydration Control in Plants Part of BII Water and Life Interface Institution

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $68,191

Location: Stanford, CA

Moi Exposito-Alonso Lab – www.moilab.science
Part of the NSF BII Water and Life Interface Institution (WALII.science)

Carnegie Institution for Science & Stanford University, 260 Panama st., California 94305, USA

Annual salary $68,191

1 year contract, with potential extensions up to 4-5 years

Publication date: Nov 2022

Starting date: as early as possible

Closing date: accepting applications until filled

Description:

 We aim to recruit a highly motivated and skillful researcher with training in molecular biology, plant genetics, or bioengineering. We seek to understand the impacts of climate change on plant species from a molecular evolution angle. The project will leverage ecological genomics modeling to identify genes involved in dehydration tolerance and water use efficiency in Arabidopsis, and use CRISPR-based genetic engineering, developmental genetics, and microscopy techniques to understand the molecular mechanism of such adaptive genes. 

Responsibilities:

  • The position requires leading research independently, preparing publications, and presenting research in scientific meetings. 
  • Willingness to work closely with collaborators and lab members. 
  • Contributing to lab-wide chores towards a productive and positive lab. 

Required skills:

  • Required qualifications for these positions are a BSc or a PhD in any of the following areas: molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, bioengineering.
  • A track record of research productivity and independence.

 

About the Water and Life Interface Institution (WALII, pronounced “Wally”): 

WALII studies how life interacts with water, from the molecular to the organismal level, across plants, fungi, and animals. WALII is a virtual institute, with scientists located at nine research facilities across the United States. Working together, WALII team members aim to uncover the rules by which organisms interact with water, exploring four integrated themes: 1) the physical and molecular determinants that allow organisms to survive in the solid state; 2) rehydration responses in desiccation-tolerant and -sensitive systems; 3) the molecular grammar of desiccation tolerance conferred by intrinsically disordered proteins; and 4) the short- and long-term evolutionary history of desiccation tolerance. WALII team members have diverse expertise, ranging from biophysics to plant biology, and experience with several desiccation-tolerant and -sensitive systems.

The institute’s long-term goals are to understand how organisms can tolerate desiccation; invent technologies and concepts to study anhydrobiosis; engineer macromolecules, cells, and organisms that can survive desiccation; and produce the next generation of leaders in all sectors of our society. To achieve these aims, WALII provides mentoring, outreach opportunities, and professional development for all affiliated scientists. That includes funding support for travel to scientific conferences, and internal professional development/training programs. 

Equal opportunity employer:

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. We aim to have a vibrantly diverse lab, which is essential to tackle scientific questions from different creative angles. The main requirement for these positions is that you are passionate about the topics above, so please apply! 

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution for Science (formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington) is a private U.S.-based non-profit endowment, located on the campus of Stanford University since 1928. 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 Campanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators have made key discoveries in plant biology, including early experiments of local adaptation (Clausen, Keck, Hiesey), the discovery of transposable elements (McClintock), plant ecophysiology at global scales (Berry, Field), the discovery of key photosynthesis and phototropism genes (Grossman, Briggs), or The Arabidopsis Information Resource TAIR (Rhee, Somerville). The Department of Plant Biology (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu) has state-of-the-art facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, greenhouses and field sites, and computer resources. The lab is co-affiliated with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology (https://dge.carnegiescience.edu), the Department of Biology at Stanford University (https://biology.stanford.edu) and with the center of Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genetics (http://cehg.stanford.edu). The ideal candidate would become an active member of this community and would strengthen collaborative connections with grad students, postdocs, and faculty members across campus.

Contact:

Informal inquiries about this position can be made by emailing Moises (Moi) Exposito-Alonso at admin@moilab.science. To be formally considered, please include: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) three referees whom I can ask for letters of recommendation. Official application link is below at “Apply Now” and https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/apply/74790/

Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

Research assistant position to study nutrient sensing and alternative splicing in plants

A part-time research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Shouling Xu (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/labs/xu-lab) in the Department of Plant Biology at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford, CA. 

Qualified candidates will be using various RNA related technology to study nutrient sensing and alternative splicing in Arabidopsis. Candidates with prior experience in RNA sample preparation are especially encouraged to apply. Working experience with plants and skills in R, python are pluses. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate critical thinking and teamwork skills, as well as enthusiasm for learning new technologies. 

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, privately endowed, research institution. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals capable of working at the cutting edge of their research fields. 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, laboratory facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, growth facilities for photosynthetic microbes and higher plants, field experimental stations, and high-performance computing nodes.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. 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. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse research community and we encourage applications by members of all underrepresented groups.

 

Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

Research assistant position to study nutrient sensing in plants using mass spectrometry-based technology 

A part-time research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Shouling Xu (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/labs/xu-lab) in the Department of Plant Biology at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford, CA. 

Qualified candidates will be using state-of-art mass spectrometry based technology to study nutrient sensing in Arabidopsis. Candidates with prior experience in mass spectrometry, including sample preparation or data analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Working experience with plants and skills in R, python and mass spectrometry data analysis are pluses. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate critical thinking and teamwork skills, as well as enthusiasm for learning new technologies. 

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, privately endowed, research institution. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals capable of working at the cutting edge of their research fields. 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, laboratory facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, growth facilities for photosynthetic microbes and higher plants, field experimental stations, and high-performance computing nodes.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. 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. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse research community and we encourage applications by members of all underrepresented groups.

Research Assistant Molecular Ecology of Plants using field experiments, CRISPR and NGS approaches

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $62,400

Location: Stanford, CA

Moi Exposito-Alonso Lab – www.moilab.science
Carnegie Institution for Science & Stanford University, 260 Panama Street, California 94305, USA
Annual salary $62,400
1 year contract, with potential extensions
Publication date: Oct 2022
Starting date: as early as possible
Closing date: accepting applications until filled

Description:

We aim to recruit a highly motivated and skillful researcher with training in molecular biology, plant genetics, or bioengineering.

We seek to understand the impacts of climate change on plant species, for which we use a combination of genetics, evolutionary biology, and ecology approaches. The position will involve supporting core lab experiments including field experiments, genome sequencing, and CRISPR gene editing in Arabidopsis thaliana. 

Requirements and position details:

  • Required qualifications for these positions are a BSc or MSc in any of the following areas: molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, bioengineering
  • A track record of research productivity and independence.
  • Willingness to work closely with collaborators and lab members. Willingness to work in outdoors conditions in our campus field facility.
  • The Research Assistant position is a technician position involving learning and supporting ongoing sequencing and transformation efforts and assisting with lab chores.
  • This is a full-time position with a competitive annual salary and benefits. The lab is located at the Carnegie Institution on the Stanford University campus. Carnegie researchers have access to 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 depending upon performance. 

Equal opportunity employer:

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. We aim to have a vibrantly diverse lab, which is essential to tackle scientific questions from different creative angles. The main requirement for these positions is that you are passionate about the topics above, so please apply! 

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution for Science (formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington) is a private U.S.-based non-profit endowment, located on the campus of Stanford University since 1928. 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 Campanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators have made key discoveries in plant biology, including early experiments of local adaptation (Clausen, Keck, Hiesey), the discovery of transposable elements (McClintock), plant ecophysiology at global scales (Berry, Field), the discovery of key photosynthesis and phototropism genes (Grossman, Briggs), or The Arabidopsis Information Resource TAIR (Rhee, Somerville). The Department of Plant Biology (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu) has state-of-the-art facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, greenhouses and field sites, and computer resources. The lab is co-affiliated with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology (https://dge.carnegiescience.edu), the Department of Biology at Stanford University (https://biology.stanford.edu) and with the center of Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genetics (http://cehg.stanford.edu). The ideal candidate would become an active member of this community and would strengthen collaborative connections with grad students, postdocs, and faculty members across campus.

Contact:

Informal inquiries about this position can be made by emailing Moises (Moi) Exposito-Alonso at admin@moilab.science. To be formally considered, please include: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) three referees whom I can ask for letters of recommendation. Official application link: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/postdoc-or-research-assistant-position-molecular-ecology-of-plants-using-crispr-and-ngs-approaches/