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NREL Postdoctoral Researcher - Metabolic Engineering and Molecular Biology for Advanced Biomanufacturing in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Postdoctoral Researcher - Metabolic Engineering and Molecular Biology for Advanced Biomanufacturing



CO - Golden


Position Type

Postdoc (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The National Bioenergy Center at NREL has an opening for a full time Postdoctoral Researcher. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal.

Successful candidates will use metabolic engineering tools to integrate, evolve, and improve new pathways and new genes in engineered strains for production of renewable fuels and chemicals from various biomass-derived intermediates. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and with the utmost regard to safety. The requirements for this position include

  • generation of novel, engineered strains

  • authorship of peer-reviewed publications

  • ability to communicate scientific results effectively, both written and oral,

  • ability to work effectively in a large, multidisciplinary team of engineers, chemists, and biologists.


Basic Qualifications

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years. This position requires a recent Ph.D. in Biological Engineering, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field and demonstrated experience in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, and strain and enzyme evolution.


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with metabolic flux analysis


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