Postdoctoral Scholar in Biological Nitrogen Fixation
Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Eduardo Blumwald in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California at Davis. The successful candidates will be part of a team developing Nitrogen-fixing cereal crops (wheat, rice, etc.) using a multidisciplinary approach that combines Biochemistry, Gene Expression, Metabolomics, Chemical Genomics and Plant Transformation.
The positions are available immediately and are renewable for up to three years.
Candidates should provide a current curriculum vitae, contact information of three references and a cover letter describing research accomplishments by email on a single PDF file with the subject heading postdoc.Surname to Eduardo Blumwald (email@example.com)
About the Blumwald Lab: We successfully applied a Systems Biology approach (combining genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and enzyme function analysis) to identify genes and gene networks mediating the response(s) of crop plants to abiotic stresses. We focus on the mechanisms associated with ion homeostasis, source/sink relationships and nutrient use efficiency to generate transgenic crops with increased stress tolerance and improved yield. We have recently identified key factors favoring the association of soil-bound Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and rice and generated transgenic plants able to use atmospheric nitrogen and grow under reduced nitrogen fertilization (papers in preparation). Our research has been funded by NSF, DOE, BARD and several Agro/Biotech Companies. The Blumwald Lab is located in the beautiful central campus of UC Davis in the heart of Davis, with miles of bike paths, and perfectly situated in Northern California with easy access to San Francisco, Napa, Lake Tahoe, and Sacramento.
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UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.