Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Novel high-throughput genetics approaches to study photosynthesis and cilia in Chlamydomonas

Functional Genomics of Chlamydomonas


Stanford, CA


A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Martin Jonikas at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology at Stanford.
Our young lab is developing cutting-edge functional genomics tools for the green alga Chlamydomonas. We aim to systematically dissect the genetic and physical interactions of hundreds of target genes. Our data will open doors to the study of poorly characterized genes with roles in
photosynthesis, and more broadly how organisms acclimate to new environments. I am also open to supporting independent postdocs who would like to adapt our powerful tools to identify novel components and pathways in cilia.
I am dedicated to providing my lab members with a nurturing training environment. We have several projects available which will introduce you to next-generation sequencing, high-throughput microscopy, and/or highthroughput immunoprecipitation/mass-spectrometry. The data we collect
will build a solid foundation on which you can develop an independent research program.
We are physically located on Stanford campus and have access to many of its resources in addition to our own. Moreover, Stanford's excellent location and year-round sunny and warm climate offers a pleasant setting for work and home life.
The ideal applicant will be highly motivated, have a PhD degree, a strong academic record, research experience in the biological sciences, and fluent English language skills. Previous experience with plant biology, high-throughput genetics and/or molecular biology is preferred.
To apply, please e-mail a statement of research interests, CV and have three letters of recommendations sent to Informal inquiries are also welcome.