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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge


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Job Listing

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.

Lab manager position available at synthetic biology start up at Norwich Research Park. Company specialises in the plant-based expression and production of proteins, metabolites and complex natural products.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Prof. Guy-Bart Stan at Imperial College London. Working on theoretical design and analysis of biomolecular control systems in synthetic biology.

Opportunity for a postdoc at in synthetic and bioorganic chemistry at Syngenta. Working at the interface of chemistry, biochemistry, and plant biology for the control of undesired weeds.

Opportunity for a postdoc or postgraduate at biotech start-up using sythetic biology for sustainable textile dyeing.

Opportunity for a postdoc at biotech start-up working at the intersection between cell biology, machine-learning, and engineering to tackle drug discovery.

Postdoc opportunity in the Lab of Prof. Tom Ellis at Imperial College London. Working on engineering, assessing and optimising S. cerevisiae yeast cells for the secretion of polypeptide products for advanced materials and new therapeutics.

Opportunity for recent graduate at syntheic biology startup working to reprogramme iPSCs.

Opportunity for postdoc at biotech startup working using synthetic biology and fermentation to produce dairy products.

Opportunity for expeienced stem cell biologist/cell therapy specialist at biotech startup working on synthetic biology driven platform for cell therapeutics.

Opportunity for bioinformatics postdoc at biotech startup working on next-generation sequencing.

Opportunity for early career researcher/science graduate at syntheic biology startup working on pan-coronavirus antivirals.

Opportunity for pharmaceutical project manager at syntheic biology startup working on pan-coronavirus antivirals.

Five year fellowships of up to £300,000 and visiting fellowships of up to £125,000 for overseas researchers coming to the UK.