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Postdoctoral Scholar
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 12/16/2020
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Charles T. Anderson, Associate Professor of Biology, at The Pennsylvania State University.

The successful candidate will perform research in the Anderson Lab as part of the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation, a highly collaborative Energy Frontiers Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy that is focused on developing a detailed understanding of plant cell walls, forming a foundation for significant advancement in sustainable energy and materials. The Anderson Lab uses molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemical analysis, and advanced microscopy to study the biosynthesis and dynamics of plant cell walls, with the goal of informing efforts to produce environmentally sustainable food, materials, and energy.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • a PhD in plant biology, cell and molecular biology, or closely related field
  • expertise in several of the following techniques: molecular biology, plant genetics and transformation, biochemical and structural analysis of glycans, microscopy, and/or computational image analysis, as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and trouble-shoot independent research
  • ability to collaborate effectively with members of a research team
  • excellent oral and written English communication skill

This appointment is a one-year appointment with the possibility of one-year renewal periods thereafter. Applicants must include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and specific reasons for interest in the position, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address).

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Charles T. Anderson, Associate Professor of Biology, at The Pennsylvania State University.

The successful candidate will perform research in the Anderson Lab as part of the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation, a highly collaborative Energy Frontiers Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy that is focused on developing a detailed understanding of plant cell walls, forming a foundation for significant advancement in sustainable energy and materials. The Anderson Lab uses molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemical analysis, and advanced microscopy to study the biosynthesis and dynamics of plant cell walls, with the goal of informing efforts to produce environmentally sustainable food, materials, and energy.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • a PhD in plant biology, cell and molecular biology, or closely related field
  • expertise in several of the following techniques: molecular biology, plant genetics and transformation, biochemical and structural analysis of glycans, microscopy, and/or computational image analysis, as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and trouble-shoot independent research
  • ability to collaborate effectively with members of a research team
  • excellent oral and written English communication skill

This appointment is a one-year appointment with the possibility of one-year renewal periods thereafter. Applicants must include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and specific reasons for interest in the position, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address).

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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