Two Postdoctoral Positions Available – University of Missouri

Position 1: Seeking candidates skilled in plant genetics/ molecular biology to join an NSF funded project to apply high resolution methods (single cell) to investigating the mechanisms of legume-rhizobium nodulation. Candidate will join an excellent, multidisciplinary, collaborative group using cutting edge, single-cell methods to explore metabolomic, proteomic and transcriptomic responses of the plant to rhizobial infection. See website for the long list of publications that have arisen from this research.

Position 2: A postdoctoral position is available for a NIH/NSF-funded project to explore the role of purinergic signaling in in plants. Purinergic signaling, although not extensively studied in plants, affects a wide range of plant processes, including those associated with the plant response to abiotic and biotic stress. The project will involve further studies of the mechanisms by which the P2K1 (DORN1) and P2K2 receptors recognize extracellular ATP and induces downstream signaling, as well as characterization of various Arabidopsis mutants defective in purinergic signaling. The work involves a variety of functional genomic and biochemical methods to elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in plant purinergic signaling. Experience with modern molecular and biochemical methods (e.g., those involved in protein isolation, protein characterization and protein complex formation are essential).

Both positions come with a competitive salary (beginning at $47,500), fringe benefits including health insurance, retirement, and travel support to meetings are available for this position.

Application Instructions: Please email a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position, list of references with contact information and recent CV to Gary Stacey at 

The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer.