The Chair of Applied Microbiology at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) is currently accepting applications for an open Postdoctoral position in Metabolic Engineering to support its research within the BMBF funded innovation alliance ZeroCarbon Footprint. The scientist will be involved in the sub-project Bioplastics, which aims for the development of microbial cell factories for the efficient conversion of alternative carbon sources into valuable products.
Postdoctoral position in Metabolic Engineering
Responsibilities and tasks
Metabolic engineering of Hansenula polymorpha for the production of carboxylic acids
Adaptive laboratory evolution of wild-type or engineered strains
Characterization of production performance of engineered strains in lab-scale fermentations
Publication and presentation of research results
The postdoctoral researcher will work in close collaboration with scientists developing model-guided metabolic engineering strategies and the industrial partner on process optimization.
Applicants must have a doctorate/Ph.D. or equivalent.
Candidates should hold a PhD in Biotechnology, Biology or similar field. Scientists with prior experience in genetic engineering and quantitative physiological analyses of H. polymorpha are highly encouraged to apply.
What we offer:
The position is until 30.09.2019 and is to be filled as soon as possible. This is a full-time position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
Please send your application by October 15, 2017 to
Institute of Applied Microbiology
Worringer Weg 1
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