Postdoc or Research Scientist in Synthetic Biology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Salary: 54,000-60,000 USD
Area of Focus:
Applications are invited for Postdoc and Research Scientist positions in the Cheung lab at Georgia Tech. Our lab is highly interdisciplinary and located in the cosmopolitan city of Atlanta, GA USA. Successful applicants will be in charge of developing genetically encoded biosensors and genetic circuits to optimize sugar fluxes in plants.
To apply, provide a curriculum vitae including the contact information of three professional references and a cover letter describing your previous experience and why you are interested in joining our lab.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Plant Biology, Systems Biology, Genetics, Bioengineering, or a related field. Wet lab experience is required. Proficiency in spoken and written English is also mandatory. The successful applicant will be self-motivated and have a proven track record of designing and publishing scientific research.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Appointments will be made initially for one year with the option to renew. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Cheung lab at Georgia Tech combines Chemical Engineering with Systems and Synthetic Biology to understand the metabolism of plants, as a first step in developing novel crop varieties that use resources more efficiently and are better adapted to an ever-changing environment. We develop biomolecular and computational tools and use them to study plant growth. We are particularly interested in learning how cells acquire specialized functions, and how these specialized cells exchange metabolites and information for the benefit of the whole organism.
Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.