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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge

 

Job opportunities will be advertised here with a focus on jobs at the University of Cambridge and in local companies. Opportunities will be included in the SRI newsletter. If you'd like your vacancy listed here please contact the SRI Coordinator on synbio@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

Job Listing

Postdoc position available in the lab of Prof. Dov Stekel at the University of Nottingham. Working in the area of modelling the spread of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from chicken (broiler) litter.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Dr Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro at Imperial College London. Using single cell technologies in order to understand the principles underpinning cell to cell heterogeneity in microbial cell factories.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Prof. Jim Haseloff developing new synthetic biology tools for engineering traits in the model plant Marchantia polymorpha.

Position available for recent graduate or post-graduate working in the Open Cell COVID Testing Facility on Jersey.

Position available for project manager with molecular biology experience, overseeing the Open Cell COVID Testing Facility on Jersey.

The Center for Synthetic Biology and Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Five positions available for postdoctoral researchers at the newely opened Crop Science Centre at the University of Cambridge. Working with Profs Giles Oldroyd and Uta Paszkowski in the Engineering the Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa (ENSA) Project.

Position available for a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr Phil Holliger at the MRC LMB in Cambridge. Working to developing novel approaches for sequencing, specifically new approaches to RNAseq experiments as a Translational Medicine research tool.

Position available for postdoctoral resaercher in the lab of Dr Fabio Parmeggiani at the University of Bristol. Working on designing custom modular protein architectures for the development of protein-based nanomaterials.

Position available for a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr Geoff Baldwin at Imperial College London. Working to integrate this synthetic biology platform with AI approaches to navigate the biological design space.

Position available for postgraduate scientist with synthetic biology skills to join a global agriculture company.

Postdoctoral position available in the Station B team at Microsoft Research. Working to develop methods for programming biology in the production of life-saving therapies.

Postdoc positions available with Sam Rodriques in the Applied Biotechnology Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute. Projects include work on connectomics, viral vectors for gene therapy, and sequencing-based diagnostics for cancers and rare diseases.

Postdoc postion available in the lab of Professor Dek Woolfson at the University of Bristol. Working to construct semi-synthetic and synthetic analogues of the natural apparatus responsible for controlling the morphologies of eukaryotic cells

Postdoctoral position available in the lab of Dr Baojun Wang at the University of Edinburgh. Working on novel computational methods for facilitating design of synthetic cellular logic circuits.

Opportunity available for postdoc with commercialisation experience. Cambridge-based biotech start-up working on DNA synthesis.

Opportunity to join a biotech startup in Cambridge working to develop a next generation therapeutic synthetic biology platform using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). PhD prefered but not required

Up to £1.2 million funding to support postdoctoral researchers who aim to become independent scientists leading their own groups.

Up to £300,000 funding available for salary enhancement, research costs and potential PhD studentship. Funding will enable UK universities and research institutions to strategically recruit and attract outstanding research leaders to the UK from overseas.

Postdoc position available in the lab of Dr Neil Dixon at the University of Manchester. Working on new methods for lignin valorisation to generate high value chemicals such a flavors, fragrances and active pharmaceutical ingredients. This project is part of a consortium of nine academic and industry partners split between the UK and Brazil.

Generous funding for researchers moving to another country. Fellowships are available in any discipline for researchers with a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience.

Postdoctoral position available in the lab of Prof. Luke Mackinder at the University of York. Working on developing the first complete protein spatial interactome for a photosynthetic organism.

Postdoctoral position available in the lab of Dr John Heap at the University of Nottingham. Working on a synthetic biology approach to overcoming product and feedstock inhibitions in industrial gas fermentation.

A position is available for a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate working on the regulation of photosynthesis gene expression at single cell resolution in the lab of Prof. Julian Hibberd.

Two postdoctoral associate positions available in the lab of Dr Ledesma-Amaro at Imperial College London. Working on using the industrial yeast Yarrowia lipolytica for the production of highly valuable chemicals.

Post-doctoral senior research associate position available in the lab of Prof Natalio Krasnogor, Newcastle University. Working on engineered information processing in cells.

Postdoctoral position available in the lab of Dr Baojun Wang at the University of Edinburgh. Working on developing synthetic biology-enabled biosensors and customized hydrogel-based biomaterials for achieving noninvasive sweat biomarkers detection and wearable health monitoring.

The EPSRC has announced a new fellowship open to post-doctoral reserachers in the strategic priority area of Synthetic Biology. Applicants can apply for fellowships of up to 3 years. The fellowship includes a fully-funded salary as well as acess to facilities, training and funding for equipment, consumables, travel and subsistance.

Applications are invited for a full-time Senior Research Associate who will play a key role as Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD) at CRASSH, University of Cambridge.

Applications open for Global Future Council Fellows 2020-2021, part of the World Economic Forum. Open to postdocs in several areas including "Harnessing and disseminating the new technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Synthetic Biology".