New Postdoc position on "Engineering synthetic microbial communities for conversion of sunlight"
We are looking to recruit a highly-motivated postdoctoral research assistant to work on engineering synthetic microbial communities. The project aims to develop a stable model ecosystem incorporating four-tiers of microbial metabolism starting from phototrophs. The resulting, engineered system will be applicable for conversion of sunlight into high value and commodity chemicals, and at the same time serve as a model system for understanding open questions in microbial ecosystem. Our approach is motivated by a desire to achieve synthetic biology at the level of communities, i.e. designing ecosystem through species interactions. To this end, more classic synthetic engineering at cell level will be used as needed and to stabilise engineered synthetic communities.
The ideal candidate should have a multidisciplinary background and ability in combining modeling and experimental approaches in systems and synthetic biology. S/he will become part of the Warwick Centre for Integrative Synthetic Biology (WISB), where we have a theme on engineering synthetic communities composing of several research groups. This grouping is the largest such group in the UK working on microbial communities and is well equipped to analyse community structure and dynamics using microscopy, flow cytometry, and gas/ion chromotagrophy. The post holder will be based in the OSS lab and will directly work under the supervision of Prof. Orkun Soyer and Dr. Joseph Christie-Oleza.
Please see HERE for more info and application.
We are actively looking for postdoctoral researchers to join the lab. We are particularly interested in projects that combine applied synthetic biology approaches with our interest in evolutionary systems biology and could support fellowship applications in these directions (see fellowships provided by various sources such as EPSRC, Royal Society, and Wellcome Trust). To discuss please get in touch with Orkun Soyer with a CV and cover letter detailing your interests:
PhD Studentships in Synthetic and Quantitative Biology
We are part of the UK's first and only doctoral training centre in synthetic biology, SynBioCDT, and one of UK's largest quantitative biology doctoral training program, MIBTP. Both SynBioCDT and MIBTP are accepting applications for a 4-year programme, comprising of 6 months of thought modules, 6 months of two mini projects, and a 3-year PhD project. To apply, please visit their respective websites.