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Post-Doctoral Research Position

A postdoctoral research position is available to investigate the mechanism of ATP-coupled electron transfer in nitrogenase. The position will be the lead for nitrogenase electron transfer work as part of the new Biological Electron Transfer and Catalysis (BETCy) Center funded as an Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) by the Department of Energy (DoE). The broad goals of this multidisciplinary research team, which includes teams at Utah State University, Montana State, University of Washington, Arizona State University, the University of Kentucky, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, are to combine systems biology, genetics, biochemistry, and biophysics to advance our understanding of electron bifurcation in the biological production of biofuels. The work at Utah State University will focus on understanding how ATP hydrolysis is coupled to electron delivery in nitrogenase for reduction of protons, N2 and CO2. Travel to collaborators' laboratories is expected. The candidate will be required to design and conduct experiments, prepare progress reports and publications, and must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills. Experience in metalloenzymology and biological electron transfer is preferred.

For more information on this research project, please contact Dr. Lance Seefeldt. Screening of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit: (1) a letter of application (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references. Utah State University is an ADA/EEO/AA Employer.

Dr. Lance Seefeldt
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322
435-797-3964 / lance.seefeldt@usu.edu

More information may be found at Dr. Seefeldt's website.

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