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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Microbiology and Metabolic Engineering / NB50646777
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Location: Oak Ridge, TN

The Biosciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a microbiologist to leverage pathway engineering to improve our understanding of synthetic design principles. While the assembly of biochemical pathways is routine, guidelines for developing pathways combining endogenous and exogenous functions to generate novel capabilities are not currently available. Understanding how biosystems design can be used to develop pathways capable of functioning across a variety of hosts will be necessary to support the next generation of biotechnologies.Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Our diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
In this position, you will use biosystems design, microbial genetics, synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and biochemistry to develop and characterize novel metabolic and regulatory pathways. You will be expected to integrate with expert collaborators in transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and metabolic modeling at ORNL and at partner institutions. You will also design and execute laboratory experiments, analyze quantitative data, write and communicate results to the scientific community. -Work with a diverse team of scientists. -Interface directly with internal and external partners in various disciplines. -Present research results at national scientific meetings. -Publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner. -Participate in project planning and execution. -Work with staff to develop new proposals. -Maintain detailed and accurate records -Acquire and analyze data in keeping with project scheduling -Take a position of leadership for day-to-day laboratory operations while addressing all of ORNLs environmental health and safety requirements -Self-assess experimental research skill set and identify weakness and secure learning resources to address these issues. -Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements. -Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.

Qualifications Required:
Basic Qualifications:-A Ph.D. in microbiology, bioengineering, chemical engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, or a related field is required. -Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Preferred Qualifications -Expertise in microbial physiology and genetics, particularly with diverse non-model microbes-Expertise in synthetic and molecular genetic design techniques-Expertise in analyzing or engineering microbial metabolism-Effective writing and presentation skills, demonstrated by a strong publication record from previous research -Desire to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team-Proven publication record This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 24 months, contingent on successful performance and continued funding. For additional information please see: -Biosciences at ORNL: -Or contact Josh Michener ( THIS EMAIL ) and Dan Close ( THIS EMAIL )-

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-verify Employer.
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