Research Associate in Synthetic Biology (Microbial)

Dr. Menolascina’s laboratory at the University of Edinburgh is looking to recruit a Research Associate to work on the automatic engineering of synthetic promoters for yeasts.

As part of this project, the successful candidate will:

  • (a) Develop a microfluidics-based platform to perform high-throughput screening of synthetic promoters in S. cerevisiae
  • (b) Liaise with the Edinburgh Genome Foundry to build and automatically model large libraries of synthetic inducible promoters
  • (c) Combine Machine Learning and Computational Optimisation to predict promoter strength, leakiness etc and automatically optimise promoter design to meet set specifications (e.g. maximise fold induction, minimise response time)

The ideal candidate has a background in engineering/computer science and previous experience with techniques/protocols in microbiology and microscopy. Experience with microfluidic device design/fabrication is desirable.

This post is full time and fixed term for 24 months.

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum

Closing Date: Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 5pm (GMT).

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