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Senior Research Fellow (Cyanobacterial Synthetic Biology/Metabolic Engineering)
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School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) is seeking a highly motivated and responsible individual to join them as Senior Research Fellow who is committed to developing bio-based solution to solve the growing plastic waste problem.

The Senior Research Fellow will be part of a team developing synthetic biology tools to allow efficient cyanobacterial engineering, in order to up-cycle PET plastic waste to target value-added compounds (such as fatty acids) in a renewable manner. The Senior Research Fellow will be responsible for designing and implement genetic circuits in (marine) cyanobacteria and manage research activities of PhD students and other research fellows.

The Senior Research Fellow will also be responsible for analyzing data, drafting manuscripts and grant applications, and suggesting new research avenues. The Senior Research Fellow position is available in a collaborative project funded by National Research Foundation under the Competitive Research Program. The Program consists of research groups from NTU, A*STAR, and NUS with regular monthly meetings.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement genetic circuits allowing efficient plastic monomer utilization and conversion to target molecules in (marine) cyanobacteria
  • Plan and execute the experiments with minimum supervision to achieve the set goals
  • Supervise and train junior staff and students attached to the lab
  • Analyze data, draft manuscripts and grant applications
  • Regularly present results in monthly meetings and liaise with other groups in the project

Job Requirements:
  • PhD in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related fields
  • Strong background in the physiology, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria, with at least 5 years of post-doctoral experience
  • Strong research track record, with international publications in the field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in technology transfer is a plus
  • Team player and adaptable

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU
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