Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the fields of plant specialized metabolic biochemistry, genomics and synthetic biology. This position is part of a large-scale project, funded by Alberta Innovates, focused on the establishment of plant functional genomics in medicinally important plants, including Papaver somniferum, Cannabis sativa, Catharanthus rosues,Tabernanthe iboga and Ephredra sinica, and the deployment of these resources as a discovery platform supporting the reconstitution of specialized metabolic pathways in microorganisms. The successful applicant will join the dynamic research group of Dr. Peter Facchini, recognized for his leading-edge contributions in the area of plant alkaloid biosynthesis (http://contacts.ucalgary.ca/info/bio/profiles/124-1518). The research will be performed in collaboration with Dr. Sam Yeaman (genomics) and Ken Ng (protein structural biology). The position is also affiliated with commercial research and development activities pursued in affiliation with private-sector partner Willow Biosciences Inc. (willowbio.com; CNSX:WLLW). Laboratories are fully equipped to support a wide range of research interests. Applicants must have a strong and demonstrated research background in biochemistry and molecular biology, and working knowledge of functional genomics technologies and the laboratory manipulation of microbes. 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 4 months. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Professor Peter Facchini (email@example.com) and include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research achievements and interests, and the names of three references.
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