Researchers in the Biology Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory seek to unravel and fully describe the complexities of biological systems—from how plants make oils and other products to the role of proteins in disease. Our work helps to develop and makes use of the tools and techniques of biochemistry, molecular genetics, and structural biology. We also leverage the unique capabilities of Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light Source-II and Center for Functional Nanomaterials, major research facilities open to scientists from around the world. Our research makes important contributions to fulfilling the missions of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences and Office of Biological and Environmental Research. In addition, together with the Collider-Accelerator Department, the Biology Department manages the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at Brookhaven, which is used by radiobiologists and physicists to study the effects of space radiation on both living and non-living systems with the aim of protecting future astronauts.
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A one-year term postdoctoral position (with annual renewal contingent upon performance and funding) is available immediately at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Biology Department under the supervision of Dr. Jorg Schwender. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of plant molecular biology and biochemistry. The successful candidate will be part of a project studying seed development using a systems biology approach with focus on improving understanding of partitioning of carbon into oil production through the use of metabolic flux analysis. The successful candidate will work collaboratively in a team-based research environment. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
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