Job position at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Deadline is on

Research Associate (Postdoc)


Job summary
  • Position Requirements: Recent PhD in relevant bioscience.
  • Position Duties: The Landick research group has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar who seeks advanced training in biodesign of transcription and metabolism for microbial synthetic biology. The successful applicant will have a recent PhD in basic, applied, or computational biosciences and will join a vibrant research group with enhanced postdoctoral training opportunities in the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). Our group and GLBRC provide an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scholars with a strong track-record of alumni achievement in academic and private-sector careers. The research project will use multi-pronged biodesign and analysis (computational design, synthetic evolution, HT-sequencing-enabled analyses, chemical genomics, and quantitative proteomics) to understand and design genome-scale regulation in the bacterium Zymomonas mobilis with the goal of optimizing its capacity to produce lignocellulosic bioproducts. Z. mobilis offers exciting potential to transform the 21st-century bioeconomy. This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative, motivated researcher to train for an independent research career in 21st-century microbial sciences. Although the project has real-world application, the focus and training will be in basic research for microbial biodesign and synthetic biology guided by a deep understanding of transcription, translation, and enzymatic mechanisms. An ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and an aptitude for and a desire to learn next-generation methods for microbial biodesign and synthetic biology.
  • Application Instructions: To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your career goals and research interests, a CV, and names of three references to [email protected]. Questions are welcome.
  • Salary: NIH scale
  • Percent Time: 58
  • Start Date: 07/11/2023
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