Postdoc in synthetic biology for enhancing CO2 uptake in bacteria.

Royal lnstitute of Technology
February 25, 2023
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Job description

Postdoc position in enhancing the bacterial Calvin cycle for synthesis of chemicals such as sugars and small acids. The project is envisioned to use mutagenesis of enzymes and regulators within or surrounding the Calvin cycle, as well as high-throughput screening of mutant libraries using droplet microfluidics platform. Mutant strains will be analyzed using proteomics and metabolomics infrastructure in house. The postdoc(s) is expected to work closely with, and advise, graduate students and undergraduates. We anticipate applying such workflows to both cyanobacteria and litho-autotrophic bacteria such as Cupriavidus necator, and are interested in comparing results from these two models.

What we offer
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.

  • We see that you have demonstrated scientific excellence in the form of publication in research journals

  • You should also have an Independence in design and execution of research
  • Furhtermore, you show a great ability to collaborate within a research team
  • Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • We prefer that you have;

  • Expertise in bacterial metabolism, particularly related to central metabolism
  • Experience in systems biology data analysis software, such as R or MatLab
  • Experience in teaching or training undergraduates in laboratory technique
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
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  • Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

    About the employment

    The position offered is for, at the most, three years.

    A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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