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The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at University of Cincinnati invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded research project: Metabolic and process engineering of solventogenic clostridia for butanol production from renewable resources. The applicant will collaborate with a team of scientists and engineers (from universities and national laboratories) to develop innovative approaches using bioinformatics tools and bioprocess engineering to identify differential expressions of key genes and proteins in the metabolic and regulatory pathways associated with clostridial life cycle, stress responses, and butanol biosynthesis.
The applicant will also have an opportunity to be involved in other DOE and EPA funded research projects. The applicant will have demonstrated expertise in transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics analyses and various pipelines.
Engineer clostridia strains with enhanced titer, rate, and yield (TRY) using genome engineering.
Assist in project management.
Conducting independent laboratory and bioinformatics analyses.
Prepare and present progress reports for the funding agencies.
Mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree, or the equivalent foreign equivalent.
In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
May require experience with specialized software programs.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Solid understanding of bioinformatics and molecular biology tools.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Sitting - Continuously
The position can start from August 15, 2023 and will be open until filled. Interested candidates should send a CV, two reference letters and a two-page statement of research interests to Dr. Maobing Tu at University of Cincinnati (email@example.com).
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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