Postdoctoral Research Associate - Zhang Lab
Job Details
St. Louis - Saint Louis, MO
Full Time
Graduate Degree

The Zhang laboratory at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC, St. Louis, Missouri, USA) studies how photosynthetic organisms respond to high temperatures by using both green algae and land plants as models. We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher to participate in a three-year DOE-funded project to investigate the function of some highly conserved but unannotated green lineage proteins by using mostly the model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with some follow-up work using the dicot and monocot model plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Setaria viridis.


The position is available in October 2019.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



The candidate is required to have a PhD in plant biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related field. The ideal candidate should have great passion for plant science, strong background in molecular biology and genetics. Candidates who have experience with algal/plant biology or stress responses are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and creative, have excellent organization and communication skills as well as outstanding problem-solving and collaborative capability.



To apply for this position, please send a cover letter (describing research experience and career goals), a current CV, and the names and contact information for three references.


The collaborative research environment at the Danforth Center offers an excellent opportunity for career development. The Danforth Center offers a complete benefits package and competitive salary. The St. Louis region provides wonderful environment to work and live



About the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center:

Founded in 1998, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Our focus is scientific research at the nexus of food, energy and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. We assemble interactive teams of scientists and develop unique platforms to discover underlying principles about how plants work. We then convert that knowledge into useful crops and products, and partner with organizations that are best positioned to solve problems where they exist around the world. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.