NREL Postdoctoral Researcher - Metabolic Engineering and Molecular Biology for Production of Coproducts in Golden, Colorado
Postdoctoral Researcher - Metabolic Engineering and Molecular Biology for Production of Coproducts
CO - Golden
Postdoc (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
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. The successful candidate will be able to work independently. The requirements for this position include generation of novel, engineered strains and authorship of peer-reviewed publications.
Must be a recent Ph.D. graduate (less than 3 years) in Biological Engineering, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field. Demonstrated experience in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, and strain and enzyme evolution.
Familiarity with metabolic flux analysis, analytical chemistry, biochemical engineering, knowledge of key metabolic pathways in aromatic catabolism, ability to communicate scientific results effectively, both written and oral, and the ability to work effectively in a large, multidisciplinary team of engineers, chemists, and biologists are required.
Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.
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