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Postdoctoral Researcher in Algal Biochemistry Las Cruces, NM

New Mexico State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to advance a DOE-funded project focused on increasing carbon use efficiency (CUE) in Scenedesmus obliquus. The project provides a unique opportunity to interface with industrial (Heliae Development, MicroBio Engineering), national laboratory (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and academic (California Polytechnic State University, New Mexico State University) partners. For more information on the project, see: bit.ly/3MkZQ3o.

The researcher will work under the supervision of Dr. Alina Corcoran and Dr. Omar Holguin, in the Corcoran Laboratory (http://www.corcoranalgaelab.com/), and will be responsible for leading and supporting lab and field experiments at NMSU and a local wastewater treatment facility. This is a two year, full-time position with benefits (health, dental, life, disability, and retirement plan), starting as early as July 1st, 2023. Continued employment is dependent on performance.

The minimum qualifications for the position include:

  • a Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, or other relevant discipline,
  • laboratory experience demonstrating an attention to detail and commitment to
  • safe work practices,
  • the demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) well in a
  • professional scientific context,
  • the ability to work across both small and large teams, and a
  • commitment to achieving results in a complex social and organizational setting

Preferred qualifications for the position include:

  • cultivating phytoplankton and bacteria, and
  • a strong working knowledge of water chemistry, carbon dynamics in aquatic systems, and biochemistry.

Please fill out an online application at https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/search and upload a single PDF that includes a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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