|Vacancy: || NC State University (North Carolina, USA): Biogenic Metal Chelators in the Environment|
Posting date: 27.04.2018
|Type: || Postdoctoral fellowships |
The Baars Group (https://baarslab.wordpress.ncsu.edu) invite applications for a postdoctoral position to study biologically secreted metabolites that are triggered by abiotic and biotic interactions in the environment.
The position will focus on molecular controls on metal limitation and toxicity via secreted metal chelating metabolites (the ‘chelome’) in soil and freshwater. There is an urgent need for direct measurements of the concentrations, structures, and chemistries of secreted biogenic chelators to understand the extent by which plant productivity and microbial activity are limited by Fe(III) and other required or toxic metals.
The ideal candidate will combine strong skills in instrumental analysis (e.g., LC-MS, LC-ICP-MS) and chemical separations with prior experience in metal speciation, metals in biology, metabolomics, microbiome research, natural products research or related areas. The position will be available as early as July 2018 for up to three years based on annual performance evaluation.
For further information, contact Prof. Baars. Formal
applications, including a Cover Letter, CV, and list of three references
should be submitted at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/99958.