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The Zhang laboratory at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC, St. Louis, Missouri, USA) studies how photosynthetic organisms respond to high temperatures by using both green algae and land plants as models. We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher to investigate the effects of high temperatures on photosynthesis (both carbon fixation and electron transport) in C4 plants using Setaria viridis and maize as models.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter (describing research experience and career goals), CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Please apply the position at the career website of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.


The candidate is required to have a PhD in plant physiology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related field. The ideal candidate should have great passion for photosynthesis, strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology. Candidates who have experience with photosynthesis are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in spectroscopic measurements of photosynthetic parameters is a plus but not required. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, creative, highly organized with excellent communication skills as well as outstanding problem-solving and collaborative capability.

The position is available in October 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The collaborative research environment at the Danforth Center offers an excellent opportunity for career development. The Danforth Center offers a complete benefits package and competitive salary. The St. Louis region provides wonderful environment to work and live.