Job: Algal research scientist

[UK] Applications are invited for an 8 month maternity cover for an algal research scientist. Algenuity is an algal biotech company in central Bedfordshire (United Kingdom). You will be employed as a research scientist in a laboratory that performs cutting edge molecular research for both customers and internal use.

As our company is expanding there would be opportunities to continue in a new role after the eight month period has expired.

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • A PhD in in the plant, algae, fungal or bacterial field
  • Able to start January 2016
  • Be able to coordinate with technicians and other members of the scientific team
  • Background in genomics/genetics/molecular biology
  • Willing to learn a wide variety of techniques
  • Fluent in English

Desirable experience:

  • Biotechnological experience in Nannochloropsis, Chlamydomonas or Phaeodactylum
  • Genetic transformation techniques for hard to transform or non-model organisms
  • Experience in metabolic engineering
  • Knowledgeable in sterol and/or terpenoid biosynthesis pathways
  • Track record of publication

Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max 1 page) to [email protected] by no later than 15 October 2015.

NOTE – you will not be considered for this position unless you are eligible to work in the UK.


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