The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a Research Associate . This Full-
time Fixed Term position is for approximately 7 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
The Research Associate will report to the Principal Investigator. The research is part of an industry-sponsored contract requiring the timely completion of specific experimental objectives.
The Research Associate will be expected to work full-time hours (35 hours per week). Flexibility in working hours is desired as evening and weekend work may be required depending on the nature of the research underway.
The primary purpose of this position is to work on a project aimed at optimizing the de novo production of high-value plant metabolites in microorganisms through a combination of (i) novel gene discovery, (ii) substitution with empirically superior gene variants, (iii) rational evolution of recalcitrant enzymes, and (iv) protein fusions to mimic native pathway architecture.
The Research Associate will be responsible for (i) the construction of microbial expression vectors, (ii) the construction of recombinant microbial strains, and (iii) the testing of engineered enzymes in recombinant microorganisms strains using molecular, biochemical and chemical analysis.
The individual will utilize selected laboratory equipment and various reagents typically found in a metabolic biochemistry and synthetic biology laboratory.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to) :
Reporting & Publications
Safety and Environment
Qualifications / Requirements :
Application Deadline : August 19, 2019
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase 1 .