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Postdoc in yeast metabolic engineering

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This job offers the opportunity to work in a young, dynamic and international group of researchers. Information about the research/the project/the division The Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology at the Chalmers University of Technology is one of the world leading research environments in systems and synthetic biology. 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, e.g. used as next generation drug discovery and production platforms. - The details of the departmental research activities may be found here. Major responsibilities The main task of the postdoc will be to apply metabolic engineering tools to engineer Yarrowia lipolytica to be used as a cell factory for production of various valuable products. This involves genetic engineering using CRISPR/Cas9 technologies, continuous development of a genetic toolbox, and strain optimization based on bioreactor cultivations. The postdoc will carry out independent research in the context of a research group, to regularly communicate results to your colleagues, and to disseminate your main conclusions to the scientific community in the form of meetings, conferences and peer-reviewed articles. In addition, you should be proactive, capable of keeping up with the evolving technologies available and motivated to test and implement new protocols. You will also be expected to share in the responsibilities for keeping the lab and equipment in good condition. For all postdocs at Chalmers Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or Ph D students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector. Position summary Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1). Qualifications You must hold a Ph D degree in Biotechnology/Bioengineering, Synthetic, Systems or Molecular Biology, Microbiology or other related disciplines. The degree should generally not be older than three years. You have a vast knowledge on molecular biology and extensive lab practice. You have a deep understanding of microbial metabolism and hands-on experience with metabolic engineering. Experience with Yarrowia lipolytica is a merit. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses. Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. Our offer to you Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.  Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Application procedure The application should be marked with Ref 20200485 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below: CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including: • CV, include complete list of publications • Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences • 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. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped). Application deadline: 25 November 2020 For questions, please contact: Dr Eduard Kerkhoven, Docent, BIO, eduardk@chalmers.se  *** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***      Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB


  • Antal platser: 1
  • Timmar per vecka: 32 - 40 timmar
Sista ansökningsdag: 2020-11-25
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