Postdoc Position in Systems and Synthetic Biology (Sweden) Deadline: June 15, 2019

Chalmers University of Technology

Application Deadline

June 15, 2019

Program Commencement


Duration of the Program

1 Year

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Program Details

The Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology at the Chalmers University of Technology is one of the world leading research groups in systems biology of metabolism. The research interests of the division involve a wide range of activities from understanding the fundamental operational principles of metabolism and studies of metabolic diseases to highly applied research directed towards the development of new cell factories for the production of valuable chemicals.

The division invites applications from highly motivated, creative postdoctoral candidates, interested in developing novel biosensors and synthetic pathway optimization. The major responsibilities are to develop and test scientific concepts and analyze and communicate results to the SYSBIO team.

The first part of this project will involve the development and optimization of flavonoid sensor systems. Saccharomyces  cerevisiae shows promise in the production of high-value chemicals such as flavonoids. The project seeks to introduce and optimize production of diverse classes of flavonoids in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The second part includes the creation of novel biosensors for flavonoid detection, followed by the introduction and optimization of synthetic pathways for increased flavonoid production. 

The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

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Eligibility/ Requirements

PhD degree in biological field with a strong background in synthetic biology. Experience with Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a must. The candidate should have strong skills in molecular biology, data analysis, statistics. Experience with CRISPR, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, HPLC is a bonus. 

To qualify for the position of postdoc, the doctoral degree in the relevant field should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish on undergraduate level after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers

Application Process

The application should be marked with Ref 20190287 and written in English, and sent electronically (online application). The files may be compressed (zipped) and be attached as pdf-files:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• complete list of publications
• previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• two references that the University can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades, and other certificates.


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