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    Summary

    This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Plant Genetics Research Unit, located in St. Louis, MO. The USDA lab at the Danforth Center specifically focuses on quantifying metabolic flux through plant biochemical pathways, specifically central carbon, photosynthetic and lipid metabolism. We then convert that knowledge into useful crops and products, and partner with organizations to solve problems that may exist worldwide.

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    Responsibilities

    • Performs metabolite, protein and lipid separation and purifications based on understanding of chemistry and chemical properties of molecules.
    • Develops biochemical assays for metabolism based on understanding of primary metabolism and background with biochemistry.
    • Contributes ideas and designs in biochemical experiments including positive and negative controls to quantify dynamic operation of metabolism and to plan technical aspects of experimental execution.
    • Develops mass spectrometry methods with gas or liquid chromatography to examine isotopic labeling in plant cellular metabolites as part of complex technical duties in the laboratory.
    • Skills in use of statistical software and data analysis packages to rigorously quantify metabolism.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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