A Postdoctoral Research Associate is required to join four others (in
UCL, Aberdeen, Rothamsted and Chemistry, University of Cambridge) in a
multidisciplinary team aimed at establishing microalgae as industrial
biotechnology hosts. This project is a BBSRC strategic LoLa, and
includes 4 PhD students.
The role holder will work in the group of Prof. Alison Smith to develop synthetic biology tools and methodology for the metabolic engineering of microalgae. The successful candidate must have a PhD in an appropriate field, and research experience in molecular biology (ideally including synthetic biology approaches), and genetic engineering of microorganisms, together with a good knowledge of regulation of gene expression and metabolism. Experience with laboratory handling of microalgae or microbiology, and/or analysis of RNA seq data, is highly desirable.
Experience in recombinant DNA techniques is essential, and knowledge of systems or synthetic biology is highly desirable, as is familiarity with microbiology, metabolic engineering, and/or metabolism. The successful candidate should have the capacity to communicate effectively, work as part of a team, and as required, take a lead role in the design and execution of the research programme. In addition, there are four associated PhD positions, one of which will be based in the group, and the role holder will be expected to be involved in supporting the student in the laboratory. More details
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