PhD student position in yeast metabolic engineering

PhD student position in yeast metabolic engineering

السويد 03 سبتمبر 2022
Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology

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Are you interested in developing novel microorganisms for sustainable food production? We are looking for a PhD student to work in an interdisciplinary project that aims at producing food oils from engineered microbial consortia. You will be responsible for genetically engineering yeasts to produce tailored lipids from sugars provided by cyanobacteria.

Information about the project
The project is a newly established collaboration between our lab and three research groups at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

The Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology at the Chalmers University of Technology is one of the world leading research groups in systems biology of metabolism. Our research interests involve a wide range of activities from understanding the fundamental operational principles of metabolism and studies of metabolic diseases, to highly applied research directed towards development of new cell factories for the production of valuable chemicals.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here . 

Major responsibilities
We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student interested in yeast synthetic biology. You will be responsible for the daily planning and execution of your experiments as well as critically analyzing and discussing your results. Experiments will include cloning, introduction of genetic modifications in yeast, cultivation at different scale, analysis of lipids and other metabolites. You are expected to communicate your research in different settings, and to work in close interaction with other team members as well as the external collaboration partners.

As a Chalmers PhD student, you will also be expected to teach in undergraduate level courses or performing other departmental duties, and attend courses both in subjects directly related to your research and in general skills such as project management, teaching and writing. At the Division level, you will take part in the general maintenance of instruments and will have the opportunity to supervise MSc and BSc students.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field (Molecular Biology, Microbial Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology or similar). Basic microbiology/biochemistry laboratory experience and fluency in verbal and written English are mandatory.

If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of 5 years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220052 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV:(Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 9 March 2022.

For questions, please contact:
Research Professor Verena Siewers, Systems and Synthetic Biology

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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