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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 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".

Protein Scientist position available at biotech startup Nuclera, Cambridge. Developing biopolymer synthesis technologies. Would suit newly qualified PhD graduate.

Research Associate position available exploring scientific practices, ethics, commercialisation, automation, sustainability, regulation and policy in synthetic biology. Under the supervision of Prof. Philip Shapira at the University of Manchester.

Research technician position available at biotech startup Deep Branch, Nottingham. Working in carbon recycling and sustainable animal feed production. Suitable for BSc/MSc.

Position available as a Metabolic Engineer at British American Tobacco, Southampton. Covers areas of synthetic biology, plant biology, metabolic engineering and computational biology.

Post-doctoral researcher position available at Microsoft Research. Developing new and augment existing machine learning methods for applications in the life sciences (e.g., in medical image analysis or drug design and manufacturing).

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

Opportunity for a highly experienced and established scientific leader to lead molecular biology and genetic engineering at biotech startup Bit Bio.

Opportunity for a PDRA or graduating PhD student looking to apply their Molecular Biology expertise to join the “tech meets bio” revolution.

Post-doctoral research associate position in the lab of Prof Erwin Reisner at the University of Cambridge. Developing strategies for the integration of electroactive microbes in bespoke photoelectrodes (ERC) and the coupling of bacteria to synthetic light absorbers.

Post-doctoral research associate position in the lab of Prof Tom Ellis at Imperial College London. Working on creating novel grown composite materials through a combination of microbial synthetic biology methods and protein polymer design approaches.

Up to £300,000 to support researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills.

Up to £1M to support for researchers wishing to establish their first independent research group.

The main responsibilities are:
Analysing a range of data using a range of bioinformatics techniques and approaches. Development of novel software solutions for the Beacon Research Community. Writing manuscripts and involvement in the development of research output. Training and knowledge exchange.