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MS or PhD Position in Allen Lab

Job Summary

An MS or Ph.D. position is available in the Allen USDA lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Developing new approaches to screen lines more rapidly with isotopic tracers and mass spectrometry-based metabolite analysis, the incumbent will work to decipher the altered metabolism that results in improved plant growth and productivity.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct experiments metabolomics and isotopic labeling experiments to assess photosynthetic carbon assimilation, photorespiration and more generally, cellular metabolism
  • Use liquid chromatography linked to high resolution mass spectrometry to evaluate central and lipid metabolism and carbon partitioning
  • Develop novel methods for isotopic tracers to profile differences in metabolic operation
  • Generate testable hypotheses with sufficient controls to guide scientific research

Full responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply can be found here:

Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the role is filled.