Job ID: 131177

Research Scientist II

University of North Texas

  • Oct. 10, 2019
  • Research Scientist II
  • BioDiscovery Institute
  • University of North Texas
    Denton, TX
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Botany/Plant Sciences
    Biology - Biochemistry
    Biology - General

The laboratory of Dr. Ana Alonso in the BioDiscovery Institute at the University of North Texas is seeking for a highly motivated Research Scientist. The applicant will study the function of candidate genes involved in lipid storage and stability in pennycress seeds, a promising alternative source of aviation fuel. More specifically, the candidate will perform 13C-labeling in pennycress seeds, monitor the temporal labeling of central metabolism and lipids by LC-MS/MS, and build a mathematical model of the dynamic labeling. This is part of a new interdisciplinary project funded by the US Department of Energy for 3 years. This work is part of a bigger project involving three labs at two different institutions. Therefore, good social skills and the ability to work within a team work are highly desired. In the meantime, if you have questions or want further information, feel free to contact me (

Minimum Qualifications:
Education Required: Doctorate in plant science, biochemistry, biology, or related field.
Prior Experience Required: At least five years of experience in the field of plant biochemistry and/or plant central metabolism with publications demonstrating the active contribution of the candidate to this field of study. Prior experience with at least two of the following approaches: isotopic labeling, lipidomics, sterile tissue culture, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Liquid Chromatography tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), and mathematical modeling is required.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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