Scientist - Microbial Engineer
Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by COI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
To apply for this position, please include both a resume and cover letter describing your experience, interests and any other information that you would consider relevant.
Target scientific disciplines: molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology (example skills include strain engineering, advanced DNA assembly, protein engineering & chemistry, bioconjugation and enzymology).
Job duties include but are not limited to:
Design, plan and perform microbiology and molecular biology experiments, analyze and evaluate data, and write associated reports. Investigate the feasibility of applying a wide range of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and/or products. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively work within a highly collaborative environment with other scientific members of the team and make individual contributions of high impact to our technology platform and projects.
Ph.D. in bioengineering, microbiology, molecular biology, or a closely related field, and a minimum of 3 years of post-graduate experience in industry or academia. Proven expertise with engineering of E. coli is strongly preferred. Additional experience with other industrially-relevant prokaryotes and/or eukaryotes and microbial metabolism is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and practical experience in the following areas is particularly advantageous:
Bacterial physiology, including DNA replication/repair, transcription and translation
Genome engineering of prokaryotic systems using CRISPR/Cas9, recombineering, etc.
Command of and extensive experience in diverse DNA assembly methods
Deep experience and practical knowledge of bacterial genetics (screens/selections) and microbiology
Extensive experience in protein chemistry and recombinant protein expression in microbial hosts
Familiarity with cutting-edge synthetic biology technologies & methods
Deep understanding of microbial physiology, metabolism
Experience with orthogonal translation systems. Hands-on knowledge of amber suppression is a plus
We seek a highly creative and innovative scientist with a drive to create and translate new ideas into practical advances
Self-motivated and independent, but demonstrated ability to coordinate and work well as part of a research team
Ability to work well in sight of aggressive timelines and excellence in multitasking
The Company provides competitive salaries and benefits.
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