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November 29, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Plant Metabolic Biochemistry, Genomics and Synthetic Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of plant specialized metabolic biochemistry in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. Successful applicants will join a dynamic research group recognized for leading-edge contributions in the area of plant alkaloid biosynthesis (http://contacts.ucalgary.ca/info/bio/profiles/124-1518). Potential research projects include the isolation of new biosynthetic genes, the mechanistic and structural characterization of novel enzymes, development of a cellular model for alkaloid metabolism using plant systems biology, and the reconstitution of plant alkaloid pathways in engineered microorganisms based on synthetic biology. The laboratory is well equipped to support a wide range of research interests. Applicants must have a strong research background in biochemistry or molecular biology. The position is available immediately and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates must have obtained a PhD within the past 3 years, or are scheduled to defend a doctoral thesis within the next 6 months. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Professor Peter Facchini  (pfacchin@ucalgary.ca) and include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research achievements and interests, and the names of three references. Only candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.  




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