Post-doctoral position in algal synthetic biology

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position in algal synthetic biology is available in the laboratory of Prof. Alistair McCormick at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh. We are seeking a highly motivated researcher to take a lead role in testing strategies for improving photosynthesis through engineering the chloroplast genome (the plastome) in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. This work forms part of a large collaborative project that aims to generate a minimal synthetic plastome. The project (BB/W003538/1) is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and involves University College London, the University of Cambridge, the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the University of Edinburgh. The position is available for a fixed term of two years.

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