Job Opportunity - Maternity cover for an algal research scientist

  • By algenuity
  • 23 Sep, 2015

Maternity cover for an algal research scientist

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  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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