Cyanobacterial Synthetic Biology postdoctoral position
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $55k-$65k plus benefits
Area of Focus:
2 openings available.
Internal Number: JPF03509
The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Melis Lab, in the areas of Cyanobacterial Synthetic Biology, at 100% time with an expected start date in 2022-23.
The candidate will work to conduct synthetic biology research for the generation of specialty and commodity products, including: (i) Design and development of DNA constructs for high level expression of heterologous genes and recombinant proteins / biosynthetic pathways in cyanobacteria. (ii) Analysis of the results to inform the optimization required to improve the function of native and heterologous genes for product generation. The work involves the transformation of cyanobacteria with heterologous gene constructs designed to cause over-expression of the corresponding proteins, followed by the genetic, molecular, biochemical and physiological analysis of the transformants, and drafting of reports, including power point presentations and manuscripts.
To apply send as Email attachment a CV and letter of interest to Professor Melis <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Basic Qualifications (at the time of application):
Enrollment in a Ph.D. program or equivalent international degree.
Ph.D. degree or equivalent international degree.
Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
Experience in the field of bacterial / cyanobacterial transformations, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry.
Culture work for cell growth, subcellular product generation, isolation and quantification through biochemical analysis.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.