Seven Plant Biology Postdoctoral and Research Associate Vacancies at Carnegie Institution for Science

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: 55,000

Location: Stanford, CA

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

We are accepting applications for a postdoctoral position that involves the analyses of molecular aspects of photosynthetic processes and their control by light and metabolic signals. The work, which will use the model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, will involve a strong knowledge of molecular and biochemical techniques and assays to measure photosynthetic activity (see below). The successful applicant will work at the Carnegie Institution for Science (on the Stanford campus) but will interact with other principal investigators associated with the project who are in both the USA and Europe.

Desired skills

  1. Strong understanding of molecular biology and biochemical techniques including cloning, sequencing, gene expression analyses such as RNA-seq and RT-qPCR, transformation and the use of selections and reporter genes, assays for protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions (hybridization capture of chromatic associated proteins), immunodetection of proteins and the use of immunology to localize proteins in the cell, subcellular fractionation using various chromatography techniques.
  2. Experience in measuring photosynthetic activities through gas exchange and spectrophotometric and fluorescence techniques.
  3. Experience growing and performing genetic crosses with the unicellular algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Responsibilities

  1. Designing and performing experiments.
  2. Writing manuscripts and reports.
  3. Working with other postdoctorals and PIs in collaborative efforts.
  4. Presenting the work at lab meetings, local meetings and scientific conferences.
  5. Mentoring junior people in the lab.
  6. Participating in the tasks needed to maintain the lab.

The position is for 3 years depending on the performance of the successful applicant.  Please send a letter indicating your interest, a full CV and have three reference letters sent to Arthur Grossman, preferably by email.

Arthur Grossman

Department of Plant Biology

The Carnegie Institution for Science

260 Panama Street

Stanford, CA 94305

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Greenhouse Associate (Temporary)

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $18 per hour

Location: Stanford, CA

Greenhouse Associate (Temporary)

Carnegie Institution for Science

Stanford, CA

The Carnegie Institution for Science has an immediate opening for a temporary part-time greenhouse associate. Carnegie is located on the Stanford campus and comprises two departments, the Department of Plant Biology and the Department of Global Ecology. This position reports to the Greenhouse Manager, is a non-exempt, hourly position and includes weekends and holidays as needed. Greenhouse facility supports both plant biology and global ecology.

JOB SUMMARY: 15- 40 hrs/week. End December 2018

Growth Facilityconsists of 12 greenhouses, 5 walk-in growth rooms, and 20+ reach-in chambers.

Assist with maintaining greenhouses, growth rooms and growth chambers.

  • Watering all plants in the greenhouses (by hand and auto irrigation).
  • Checking soil bins and adding soil as needed.
  • Operating the greenhouse autoclave to sterilize plant waste.
  • Clean the greenhouse autoclave.
  • Wash and stack flats, pots and propagation domes.
  • General housekeeping including sweeping/vacuuming greenhouses and surrounding pavement, restocking supplies and cleaning communal areas.
  • Dump garbage bins from the greenhouse walkway in the dumpster.
  • Decontaminate greenhouses, growth rooms, and growth chambers (Use of cleaners and pressure washers).
  • Posting and rotating greenhouse signs.
  • Pest management:

  • Prepare and place tanglefoot traps throughout the growth facility to monitor pest.

Weekly application.

  • Properly use and maintain all PPE.

  • Measuring and mixing both wet and dry pesticides.

  • Posting signs and usage logs.

Minimum Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

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Research Assistant/Associate

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $40k – $60k

Location: Stanford, CA

A Research Assistant/Associate position is available in the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, located in Stanford, California, to participate in a research project that maps protein networks in plants by expressing tagged proteins in transgenic plants.

This is a full time, salaried position with benefits.

Qualifications:

The qualified candidates must have a B.S or higher degree in biology or chemistry, research experience with molecular cloning, good communication skills and ability to work effectively as a part of a team. Experience in protein purification is a plus.  

To apply, please send email to zywang24@stanford.edu with your CV, a brief statement of your research experience and career goal, and email addresses of three references.  

The Carnegie Institution, a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences, was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose “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 photosynthetic organisms. 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.

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Biological Laboratory Technician

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

Immediate openings are available for full-time or part-time laboratory technicians in laboratory of Dr. Jose Dinneny in the Department of Plant Biology located on the Stanford University campus at Carnegie Institution for Science. This is an opportunity to work in an outstanding academic environment and to gain experience in biological sciences.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare chemical solutions, such as bacterial and plant growth media
  • Maintain lab inventory, restocking and ordering as required
  • Autoclave and discharge waste reagents
  • Grow plants (Arabidopsis, tobacco) and harvest seeds
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Strong academic record in Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, or equivalent
  • Experience growing and harvesting plants
  • Familiarity with sterile technique and preparing chemical solutions
    Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Specific opportunities to develop independent research projects. Lab duties will involve keeping track of lab orders, lab organization, maintaining cultures and other stocks. Assisting and interacting with lab members on specific projects.
  • Good judgment and common sense as well as critical thinking and attention to detail are required. Must possess excellent analytical, presentation, and written/verbal communication skills.

CV should include GPA if applicant is a recent graduate.  Cover Letter should indicate earliest joining date possible.

Carnegie Institution for Science (http://carnegiescience.edu/) is a private, nonprofit organization for scientific discovery founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. He intended the institution to be home to exceptional individuals with imagination, intelligence and enjoyment capable of creating and expanding the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the West and East Coasts. 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 located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: DOE

Location: Stanford, CA

Postdoctoral Research Associate

postdoctoral position is available immediately to work on a project with the long term objective to re-engineeralgal and (crop) plant plastids for N2fixation. A combination of bioinformatics, molecular and synthetic biology tools will be used to design and re-engineer the N2 fixation gene cluster into a non-N2 fixing cyanobacterium along with other significant modifications.

A highly motivated and creative person, with strong training in molecular biology/bioinformatics and preferably experience working with cyanobacteria/microbes or synthetic biology will be ideal. Postdoctoral fellows will have the unique opportunity to work closely with other members of the 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 NSF and the contract will be for one year at time and renewable based on performance.

The Carnegie Institution of Science is an equal opportunity employer.

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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 send email to zywang24@stanford.edu 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.

The Carnegie Institution, a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences, was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose “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 photosynthetic organisms. 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.

Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Carnegie Institution for Science has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we particularly encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Part-Time Laboratory Technician

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: DOE

Location: Stanford, CA

Part-Time Laboratory Technician

 

Immediate opening for a 1-year half-time technician in the laboratory of Dr. Devaki Bhaya at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology at Stanford.

 

Qualifications:

– Strong academic record and Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology/ or equivalent.

– 1-2 years of lab experience (outside of coursework) and familiarity with common molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning. Familiarity with computers/programming/ bioinformaticsstrongly preferred.

– Specific opportunities to develop independent research projects. Lab duties will involve keeping track of lab orders, lab organization, maintaining cultures and other stocks. Assisting and interacting with lab members on specific projects.

– Good judgment and common sense as well as critical thinking and attention to detail are required. Must possess excellent analytical, presentation, and written/verbal communication skills.

CV should include GPA if applicant is a recent graduate and 2-3 references will be required.  Cover Letter should indicate earliest joining date possible. 

The Carnegie Institution of Science is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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