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The candidate will work on identifying factors that mediate potato phenylpropanoid metabolism. Duties include but not limited to: characterize how environment, development, sugars, tissue specificity and other key factors mediate phenylpropanoid expression in potatoes. Approaches will include metabolic engineering, RNAseq and LCMS metabolic profiling of transgenic plants or diverse native potato germplasm. Tuber phenylpropanoids influence appearance, flavor, and nutritional value, along with biotic and abiotic stress resistance. This is an opportunity to use basic research to address real world problems of importance to the potato industry. Applicant must have strong molecular and biochemistry background. Experience with gene expression analysis, stable or transient expression methods, RNAseq, large data set analysis and HPLC or LCMS a plus.
Ph.D. in Plant Biology or related field.
Demonstrated experience in Molecular and Biochemistry.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Employee will be required to work during normal business hours but will also need to be available to work early or late as situations arise.
Publications in the field of molecular biology and biochemistry.
Experience with gene expression analysis, stable or transient expression methods, RNAseq, large data set analysis and HPLC or LCMS a plus.
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