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ENG01999 - Research Associate in Synthetic Biology

Imperial College London - Centre for Synthetic Biology

Location: London
Salary: £36 to £45 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 4th February 2022
Job Ref: ENG01999
 

Location: South Kensington and White City

We are seeking to employ a postdoctoral researcher on a 24-month contract to work in the research group of Dr Ledesma-Amaro in the Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology. The selected researcher will join an internationally-regarded, dynamic, friendly, diverse and inclusive team working on the application of cutting-edge synthetic biology tools in pathway and metabolic engineering, addressing current challenges in key areas such as bioproduction, biotechnology and the circular economy.

Key duties and responsibilities

This role is for a research associate to work on the fields of synthetic biology and/or metabolic engineering. The role has certain flexibility in terms of project scope (i.e. organisms to be used, products to be made, etc).  Some of the areas of interest in the RLAlab are: synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, yeast strain engineering, microbial communities, bioprocesses, multiplexing CRISPR, novel tools, non-conventional yeasts, sustainable bioproduction, etc.

Essential requirements

This post offers an excellent opportunity for academic career advancement in Europe’s number one hub for synthetic biology. Imperial College’s synthetic biology facilities are second-to-none, and include a DNA Foundry and SynBiCITE, a dedicated centre for translating lab research into synthetic biology start-ups.

Applicants must have a PhD in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, microbial biotechnology, molecular biology (or equivalent) for appointment at Research Associate level. Applicants close to completion of their PhDs will also be considered where experience is directly relevant. Please see the job description and person specification document associated with this advert for the full list of criteria.

Further Information

This position is full time, fixed term position for 24 months. Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 per annum.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Ledesma-Amaro  (r.ledesma-amaro@imperial.ac.uk)

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Yusra Vallimohamed at Y.vallimohamed@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Closing date: 04/02/2021

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference ENG01999.

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