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Postdoctoral Researcher in Allen Lab - Danforth Center

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Allen USDA lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis, MO, USA). The position will work on developing new approaches to screen soybean lines more rapidly with isotopic tracers and mass spectrometry-based untargeted metabolite analysis, the incumbent will work to decipher the altered metabolism that results in improved plant growth and productivity. Applicants should enjoy thinking quantitatively, have an interest in metabolism and biochemistry, and possess strong written and oral communication skills with a PhD in biochemistry, plant biology, agricultural, bio or chemical engineering, analytical chemistry or closely aligned fields. For this project, a strong background in mass spectrometry with some knowledge of untargeted metabolomics and use of isotopes would be very beneficial. The candidate should be an independent problem-solver and will be expected to start very soon. For more information on the specific responsibilities and requirements of the position and how to apply, interested parties should contact Doug Allen.