The Postdoctoral Associate in the Baxter Lab (www.baxterlab.org) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will design and execute research focused on combining ionomics (high-throughput elemental profiling) and genetics to identify genes and gene x environment interactions in plant species. The successful candidate will analyze existing quantitative genetics data and elemental profiling data to create biological hypotheses and knowledge.
Ability to direct one’s own research efforts as well as to critique project strategy
Ability to demonstrate project leadership and guidance for other research associates or graduate students as necessary
Candidates should be able to demonstrate familiarity with computational/bioinformatics approaches
Effective communication in both written and oral form
Demonstrated collaboration skills
A PhD in a field related to plant bioinformatics (i.e. plant biology, genetics, bioinformatics, genomics, computer science, statistics) is required
To apply please submit a cover letter clearly describing your research interests and career goals, a list of publications, a CV with three or more references and their full contact information.
The Danforth Center offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package.
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.
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The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri is a not-for-profit research institute. Scientists at the Center are engaged in research that strives to enhance the nutritional content of plants, increase agricultural production to create a sustainable food supply, reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizer, develop new and sustainable biofuels, and generate scientific ideas and technologies that will contribute to the economic growth of the St. Louis region. The Danforth Center currently employs nearly 200 individuals. Of these, two-thirds are scientists / scientific staff and approximately 90 hold PhDs. The Danforth Center has a strong international presence and commitment. Scientists from more than 20 different countries work at the Danforth Center and the Center has developed collaborations with educational and research institutes in Africa, China and India.