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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge


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Job Listing

Several postdoc, technician and scientist positions available in the new Synthetic Biology team at Stellenbosch University. Working with the labs of Dr Heinrich Volschenk (Department of Microbiology) and Prof Johann Görgens (Department of Process Engineering) on high-throughput (HTP) design-build-test-learn cycles/microbial bioprocess development for production and purification of valuable enzymes and proteins.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Dr Lucia Marruci at the University of Bristol. Using molecular biology, systems/synthetic biology, microfluidics devices, time-lapse microscopy and external feedback control to design novel drug combination therapies for non-small cell lung cancer.

Postdoc-level position available at Cambridge Science Park startup Nuclera. Working to develop a cell-free protein  synthetis platform for a desktop bioprinter.

Senior postdoc-level position available at Cambridge Science Park startup Nuclera. Working to develop enzymatic DNA synthesis technology for a desktop bioprinter.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Prof. Berger-Schaffitzel at the University of Bristol. Using structural biology, protein engineering and display technology to generate high-affinity nanobodies as antivenom for snake toxins.

Various positions available for applicants at postdoc-level and above at Cambridge-based startup Evonetix. Working to develop a desktop-based gene synthesiser. Current openings in Molecular/ Synthetic Biology and Integration, Automated Gene Synthesis, Enzymatic DNA Synthesis, Enzymatic Gene Synthesis and Formulation & Quality Control.

6-12 month paid internship opportunity available at Cambridge-based startup Oxcitas. Working on analysis on omics datasets, bioinformatics and the AI/ML drug discovery process.

Postdoc-level position available at Coventry-based startup NanoSyrinx. Working to develop protein 'nanosyringes', to encapsulate and deliver therapeutics.

Postdoc position in the lab of Jurgen Lassak at LUM, Munich. Working on genetic code expansion and evolution of a tRNA-synthetase. Using microbial genetics and biochemistry to develop a molecular tool to generate artificial proteins.

Group leader positions available at the Genome Institute of Singapore, in the areas of Precision Medicine and Population Genomics, Spatial and Single Cell Systems, Epigenetic and Epitranscriptomic Regulation, Genome Architecture and Genome Design.

Tenure track assistant professor position available at the Center for Synthetic Biology and Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Dr. Diana Fusco. Working to develop a new CRISPR-based technique for gene editing of bacteriophage T7 to better understand and manipulate phage-host interactions.

Two synthetic biology faculty positions available at Rice University, Houston, Texas. Preference to candidates at the assistant professor level. Applications can be made to the Biosciences and/or Bioengineering Departments.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Dr Baojun Wang at the University of Edinburgh. Working on developing synthetic biology enabling tools, and the design and testing of synthetic protein and gene circuits.

Sagentia Innovation are recruiting a commercial-savvy and scientifically capable individual to facilitate the growth of their Life Science ‘Practice’ within the R&D Consultancy Division.

Postgrad or postdoc position at chemicals company Croda. Working to develop microbial bioprocesses at lab and pilot, and potentially industrial scale.

Two-year residency/postdoc position availible in the Micorsoft Research Cambridge Health Intelligence team. Recruiting researchers and engineers in in machine learning, healthcare, biology, human-computer interaction, or related fields.

CS Genetics are recruiting molecular biologists of all levels for development of next generation sequencing technologies.

Lonza are recruiting scientists of all levels in the areas of cell and molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, recombinant protein  expression, protein engineering, and cell engineering.

Postgrad or postdoc position at London biotechnology company. Working on engineering plasmid DNA for biomolecule manufacture.

Postgrad or postdoc positions available at AstraZeneca. Seeking three scientists with a strong background in molecular and cell biology to join the Oncology Safety Sciences team in Cambridge.

Opportunity for a scientist with an interest in health policy to work with a world-class think tank at the cutting edge of biomedical science in healthcare.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Prof. Michele Fabris at the University of Southern Denmark. Working characterization of the microalgae metabolism and genetics, and strain engineering for bioproduction.

Professorship position available at University of York. Recruiting a new Professor who will take a strategic lead in developing Engineering Biology at York.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Prof. Patrick Cai at the University of Manchester. Working with chromosome synthesis, directed evolution and nanopore sequencing for engineering synthetic genomes.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Prof. Patrick Cai at the University of Manchester. Working on developing computational assisted design for engineering synthetic genomes.

Deep-tech therapeutics discovery and development startup XAI-BiO are recruiting for two positions: 1) Quantitative Biologist,  2) Computational Systems Biologist.

Postdoc position available in the Howard Lab at the Universty of Newcastle. Examining the potential to use cell-free systems to monitor insect vectors of plant pathogens.

Colloaborator sought to help test and optimise sustainable waste-based alternatives to LB and complex media.

Technician position available for proficient Python programmer in the Biocompute Lab of Dr Thomas Gorochowski. Working to programme Opentrons automation robots for synthetic biology applications.