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Postdoc in yeast metabolic engineering


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The Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology at the Chalmers University of Technology looking for a postdoc to work in an interdisciplinary project that aims at producing food oils from engineered microbial consortia.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: Subject to norms

Systems and Synthetic Biology
Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmersplatsen, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Qualification Details

You should have a PhD degreee, awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline, in a biological field with a strong background in metabolic engineering and/or synthetic biology. Experience with yeast genetic engineering is a must. You should have strong skills in molecular biology, data analysis, statistics, and communication of scientific results.

Experience with CRISPR technologies, GoldenGate and Gibson cloning, flow cytometry, FACS, analysis of next generation sequencing data, fermentation, HPLC, GC-MS is meritorious.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Are you interested in developing novel microorganisms for sustainable food production? We are looking for a postdoc to work in an interdisciplinary project that aims at producing food oils from engineered microbial consortia. You will be responsible for genetically engineering yeasts to produce tailored lipids from sugars provided by cyanobacteria.

Information about the project and the division

The project is a newly established collaboration between our lab and three research groups at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

Major responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative and independent post-doctoral candidate interested in yeast synthetic biology. Your major responsibilities are to develop and test novel scientific concepts, analyze and discuss your results, communicate your research in different settings, and to work in close collaboration with other team members.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 20220604

Application Procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20220604 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

  • CV, include complete list of publications
  • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)1-3 pages where you:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your previous research fields and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:

  • Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

About the Department

The Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology at the Chalmers University of Technology is one of the world leading research groups in systems biology of metabolism. Our research interests involve a wide range of activities from understanding the fundamental operational principles of metabolism and studies of metabolic diseases, to highly applied research directed towards development of new cell factories for the production of valuable chemicals.

About the Employer: Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden

Note or Other details

Contract terms: This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer: Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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Contact details

For questions, please contact:
Research Professor Verena Siewers,
Systems and Synthetic Biology
Email: [email protected]

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Published on: | Last Updated: Nov 25, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team