Postdoctoral Positions in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology

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Postdoctoral Positions in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology

Postdoctoral training opportunities are available for highly motivated candidates interested in advancing their expertise in Microbial Systems or Synthetic Biology by conducting research projects associated with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center ( at UW-Madison. Specific projects will depend on the background and goals of the trainee and will involve either systems analysis of microbial growth, stress, and metabolism during conversion of plant-derived complex media to biofuels or metabolic and gene expression engineering of strains for optimal conversion. Graduate training in yeast or bacterial molecular genetics, and expertise in modern microbial metabolism, biochemistry, or gene expression are highly preferred, but candidates with prior training in bioinformatics and a desire to learn experimental approaches to Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology will also be considered. Selection criteria will include authorship of publications in highly-regarded international journals. This is an outstanding opportunity to establish prominence in 21st century microbial sciences and to play a key role in research to achieve sustainable energy independence. The positions can begin as soon as April 2012, but later start dates are equally feasible. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file and include a statement of interest, vitae, and names and contact information for 3 professional references. Application review will begin March 7, 2012; apply to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%70%61%72%6e%6f%6c%64%40%67%6c%62%72%63%2e%77%69%73%63%2e%65%64%75%22%3e%70%61%72%6e%6f%6c%64%40%67%6c%62%72%63%2e%77%69%73%63%2e%65%64%75%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: March 7, 2012

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