Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Engineering Biology

University of Oxford
April 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Contract Type:fixed-term for 24 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Engineering Biology

Headington / Begbroke Science Park

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher to join Prof Cathy Ye and Prof Wei Huang research groups at the Department of Engineering Science (Headington/ Begbroke Oxford). The post is funded by BBSRC and is fixed-term for 24 months.

This project is to develop simple cell (SimCell, non-dividing bacteria cell) based biocatalyst to transform waste from cultured meat process into essential amnio acids and growth factors to achieve a sustainable production. You will be responsible for developing engineered bacterial SimCells that are able to use ammonia and lactate to synthesis and release amino acids and growth factors.

You will hold a PhD/D.Phil. or be near completion in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology or closely related area together with relevant experience and have strong knowledge and expertise in research and laboratory techniques relevant to synthetic biology/microbiology/ molecular cell biology. You will demonstrate a strong ability to work on interdisciplinary and collaborative research challenges and have the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities. Previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations and the ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation is also required.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Wei Huang (mail: [email protected] )

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Only online applications received before midday on 19th April 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Synthetic Biology, Engineering Biology, Molecular Biology, SimCells, Cell cultured meat

Contact Person : Professor Wei Huang Vacancy ID : 171876 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 19-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

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