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Readership in Synthetic Biology announced for Department of Engineering

last modified Nov 09, 2016 02:31 PM
The Department of Engineering is to host a Readership in Synthetic Biology, the first senior synthetic biology position in Cambridge to be created with support from both Engineering and the School of Biological Sciences.

This new position represents an excellent opportunity to develop interdisciplinary links and synthetic biology research at the University. Teaching will also benefit as the candidate will contribute exciting and innovative material to the rapidly growing bioengineering options within the Engineering curriculum.

Applications are now open (closing 4 Jan 2017) and are particularly encouraged from applicants who complement current research within Engineering and SBS, and who are motivated to explore interdisciplinary collaborations. The successful candidate will have an established experimental research program in a topic including, but not limited to:

  • Design and engineering of synthetic genetic circuits (both cellular and cell-free)
  • Genome engineering
  • Biosensing and biological signal processing
  • Spatio-temporal gene regulation
  • Engineering of multicellular interactions and tissue structure/function.

In addition, research may combine theoretical and numerical approaches with experiments. 

More information and to apply by 4 Jan 2017 >>

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The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative provides a hub for anyone interested in Synthetic Biology at the University of Cambridge, as well as commercial partners and external collaborators.