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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

This research (under the supervision of Professor Zengyi Shao) focuses on establishing microbial factories to produce value-added compounds, being particularly related to studying the genetic stability of microbial hosts for long-term and large-scale production. Prior knowledge in genome editing, pathway engineering, and creation of genome-scale library for genotype-phenotype profiling is desired. The position is sponsored by The Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), one of the four Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Research Centers. The researcher is offered highly collaborative opportunities to interact with other researchers from various backgrounds related to bio-renewables, from both academia and industry. The target start date is 9/15 but is flexible to the needs of the candidate.

Specific responsibilities include experimental design, execution, and troubleshooting; rigorous data analysis; review of relevant scientific literature; supervision of graduate and undergraduate researchers; preparation and review of manuscripts and presentations; assisting the PI in the preparation of technical reports and intellectual disclosures; attending center meetings; adherence to safe laboratory procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD or Doctoral Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Chemical or Biological Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, or other relevant fields.

Proposed Start Date:September 15, 2022

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:September 14, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Postdocs enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;• Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time and leave plans;• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);• Flexible Spending Accounts;• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program;• Wellbeing Program.

Original Posting Date: August 1, 2022

Posting Close Date:September 14, 2022

Job Requisition Number:R9208

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