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Postdoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Fox group is looking for a postdoc with expertise and/or interest in kinetic modeling and enzymology. This project combines detailed kinetic models with in vitro enzyme assays and microbial strain development to study lipid biosynthesis in plants. This project is part of a large consortium of plant biologists and biochemists who are studying plastid metabolic circuitry in seeds of the Brassicaceae, pennycress and camelina. Our collaborators will provide an extraordinary set of metabolomics data to support our models and experiments. The postdoc may focus on experimental or modeling work, or a blend of the two.

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Who We Are

The Fox group seeks to understand—and exploit—the biophysical relationships and logic structures that allow biocatalytic networks to control complex cellular behaviors (e.g., metabolism, signal processing, and biological adaptation). We are broadly interested in (i) the kinetic and structural features of enzymes that allow them to work together to coordinate nonlinear processes (e.g., the assembly of polymeric products, biochemical reduction-oxidation reactions, and multi-color bioluminescence), (ii) the role of natural constraints on biomolecular diversity (e.g., a limited number of protein folds) in restricting the structures of biocatalytic networks and the evolutionary trajectories of biomolecules, and (iii) the logic structures that allow multi-enzyme systems to control non-Boolean operations on short timescales (i.e., biological computation). These broad interests underlie three research programs focused on important challenges in oleochemical production, cancer progression, and pharmaceutical development.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Design and carry out experiments
  • Publish papers
  • Present work at national meetings
  • Mentor junior scientists

What You Should Know

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What We Can Offer

The annual salary range for this position is $54,840 - $59,784.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Ph.D. in chemical and biological engineering, biochemistry, biology, or related field.

What We Would Like You To Have

Expertise and/or interest in kinetic modeling and enzymology.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Current resume/CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Transcripts/Proof of degree

This position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs for job requisition number: 44453.

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