Postdoc in synthetic biology
The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering was founded January 1 2015, and started off with high ambitions. The aim was to grow and become a leading center of innovation by combining the latest research in life sciences with biochemistry. And the department got off to flying start. In its first year, the numbers for publication, citation and external funding have been excellent.
The department consists of four divisions, each conducting outstanding research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, systems biology, chemical biology and food science. The overall goal is to help build a sustainable society and improve human health.
Nearly 200 people from 20 countries are currently working at the department. The working environment is characterized by respect, cooperation, responsibility, creativity and job satisfaction.
The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering has summarized its mission in four points:
- To be an attractive environment for top-level researchers in biological engineering
- To deliver top-level research results and innovative solutions for use in a sustainable society
- To offer excellent education that develops creative engineers and scientists
- To be a major contributor to international visibility of Chalmers
Information about the division
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.
- The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.
We are seeking a motivated, creative and independent post-doctoral candidate interested in developing novel biosensors for synthetic pathway optimization with the aim to generate yeast cell factories producing spacialized lipids. The major responsibilities are to develop and test scientific concepts, analyze and communicate results to the group, and work in close collaboration with other team members.
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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 PhD 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.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).
The candidate should have a PhD degreee (obtained no longer than 2 years before the start of this position) in a biological field with a strong background in synthetic biology. Experience with yeast genetic engineering is a must. The candidate should have strong skills in molecular biology, metabolic engineering, data analysis, statistics, and communication of scientific results. Experience with CRISPR technologies, GoldenGate and Gibson cloning, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, FACS, HPLC, GC-MS is a bonus.
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.
The application should be marked with Ref 20200377 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
- 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: 30 September 2020
For questions, please contact:
Senior Researcher, Verena Siewers, [email protected]
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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!
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