Two postdoctoral researcher positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, to create and analyze genome-scale metabolic models of plants and fungal pathogens. The successful candidates will have opportunities to investigate novel questions regarding evolution of plant metabolic pathways, co-evolution of plants and their pathogens by leveraging the tools and data generated at Plant Metabolic Network (PMN, www.plantcyc.org) and the Rhee lab.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology, Plant biology, Microbiology, Systems Biology, Biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in constraint-based metabolic model reconstruction or metabolism of plants or fungi.
Candidates should be proficient in at least one programming language, preferably Python and/or Perl. Experience in using MATLAB is highly desired. The successful candidates should also have demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and enthusiasm for learning new things.
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