Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Boavida laboratory in the
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University.
Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling
cell identity and function of plant gametes and how membrane-associated
protein complexes regulate cell-cell signaling in plant fertilization.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals who value achievement, are
proactive, creative, detail-oriented, flexible and constructive team
Candidates should have completed their *Ph.D*. degree on a relevant area in
Biological Sciences within the last 2-3 years.
Proven ability to present and publish research data and excellent English
communication skills both oral and written are required.
*Postdoc A*. The recruited researcher will develop two main axes of
investigation based on (1) identification of interaction partners of
gamete-expressed proteins primarily through a high-throughput proteomic
screening (NGS-Y2H); and (2) integration of PPI networks with derived
NGS-transcriptomic approaches to establish high-confidence interaction maps
for prediction and functional characterization of signaling networks
operating in plant gametes and fertilization. The ideal candidate should
have experience in molecular biology and protein biochemistry (membrane
protein expression and purification from various cellular systems, Y2H,
BIFC, co-immunoprecipitation, etc.). Knowledge of integrative computational
analysis, structural bioinformatics, protein docking and/or
characterization of regulatory networks is an asset.
*Postdoc B*. The postdoctoral researcher will use an exciting combination
of techniques including flow cytometry (Microfluidics and FACs), genomics,
transcriptomics, epigenomics, and molecular biology to study mechanisms
underlying cell identity and differentiation of plant gametophytes in a
spatiotemporal context. He/she will also be involved in the
characterization and development of an *in vitro* cell-based functional
assay to study the cellular functions of candidate genes in plant
fertilization. Prior experience in flow cytometry, confocal microscopy,
molecular genetics, functional genomics, and bioinformatics is highly
desired. Candidates with strong interest in sexual reproduction and/or
documented experience in Arabidopsis, tomato and maize are especially
encouraged to apply.
*Application:* Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
and should include CV, contact details of at least 2 references and a cover
letter outlining how your previous research experience/contribution
integrate within the laboratory research interests. Incomplete applications
will not be considered for evaluation. Relevant publications and
information can be found at
https://ag.purdue.edu/btny/Pages/Profile.aspx?strAlias=lchagasb . Please
look also at our Twiter account https://twitter.com/boavida_lab
Please send your application as a single PDF file to lboavida from purdue.edu.
Include in the subject header “*PlantRepro2018_A* (or *B*)” (according to
your interest in *Postdoc *position* A* or * B*). The appointment is
initially for 12 months with the possibility of extension depending on
research performance and available funds. Starting date is flexible and can
be as early as February 1st, 2019.
*Leonor C. Boavida*
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Purdue Center for Plant Biology (CPB) <https://ag.purdue.edu/cpb/>
170 S. University St., West Lafayette, IN 47907
Office: WSLR 232 Lab: WSLR 237 | Phone:+1 765-494-0031