Michael Seibert, Principal Scientist
Basic Sciences Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO 80401 USA
Phone: 1-303-384-6279 (Administrative Assistant (Ext. 6199)
E-mail Mike_Seibert at nrel.gov or seibertm at tcplink.nrel.gov
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Three postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Basic Sciences
Center (Biological Sciences Team) at NREL. The first position involves the
use of molecular biological techniques to identify putative oxygen-sensing
proteins in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii that may be responsible
for regulating the hydrogenase associated with photosynthetic H2 production
(Ghirardi et al., Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 63-65:141-151, 1997; Seibert et
al., 1998 Biohydrogen [O. R. Zaborski, Ed.] Plenum Publ. Co. NY. pp.
227-230.). Applicants should have a background in plant molecular genetics
and experience working with biological regulatory systems. The second
position involves physiological studies to examine a novel two-stage system
(patent pending) for algal H2 production where algal cultures cycle between
oxygenic photosynthesis and anaerobic H2 photoproduction modes, depending
upon externally imposed conditions. Applicants should have a background in
analytical biochemistry or plant physiology with experience working with
algal photosynthetic systems. The third position involves
biochemical/biophysical investigations of structure/function aspects of the
photosystem II reaction center (Greenfield et al. 1997 J. Phys. Chem. 10,
2251-2255) in plants and C. reinhardtii. Applicants should have some
spectroscopic background, experience isolating integral membrane proteins,
and an interest in the biochemistry and biophysics of photosynthesis.
Starting salary and benefits are highly competitive. Please send your CV,
list of publications and reprints, and the names of three references to Dr.
Michael Seibert (mike_seibert at nrel.gov) or Dr. Maria Ghirardi
(maria_ghirardi at nrel.gov) at NREL, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401. NREL
is an equal opportunity employer.