The successful candidate will be part of the Systems and Synthetic Biology Research Line at our Center for Sustainable Future Technologies in Turin, which aims at tapping the potential of (photo-) autotrophic bacteria in order to foster resource-efficient, low-carbon and economically viable bio-process solutions. Nowadays microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and chemical engineering collectively enable the rational engineering of efficient bio-factories. The to be applied strongly depend on the molecule of interest and the nature of the required production process, e.g. enhanced production of native compounds or production of heterologous products. Therefore, the isolation and practical implementation of suitably tailored strategies is a very challenging task.
Activities will focus on the following tasks:
Skills and competencies for the development of the activity:
- A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering;
- Previous experience in an Applied Microbiology laboratory;
- Acquaintance with bio-reactor unit operations;
- Previous experience with anaerobic autotrophic microorganisms;
- Comfort/experience with quantitative data analysis or modeling;
- Pro-active orientation and commitment to innovation;
- Strong communication and time-management skills to drive quality results;
- Ability to work creatively and independently.
For a formal application, please send a CV, a cover letter describing your previous work and career goals, and names and contacts of 2 referees to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 2, 2019 quoting “Post doc CB 76660”in the subject line.
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