Postdoctoral Position in Fungal Genetics and Strain Development
4/10/2016 9:33 AM
UPDATE: 6/5/16 - this position has been filled
Organization: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Institute of Molecular Medicine
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Websites: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=jwkLPtAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate and https://www.uth.edu/imm/
The Microbial Natural Products group within the Institute of Molecular Medicine’s Texas Therapeutics Institute is supervised by Profs. Gerald Bills and Zhiqiang An. Our research is directed towards on the discovery and development of novel antimicrobial agents and their biosynthesis. We anticipate a two-year sponsored project to use genomic engineering to increase production of a fungal natural product in the native organism. We are soliciting highly motivated applicants for a postdoctoral research position in metabolic engineering of fungi for the economic production of the targeted natural product. Hands-on experience in the areas of fungal genetic manipulations, transformation, gene targeting, gene inactivation, PCR, RT-PCR, and microbial metabolism are essential. A strong background in bioinformatics of fungal genomes is highly desirable. Experience with HPLC-MS, fermentation, metabolomics or elucidation of biosynthetic pathways would be highly beneficial. Efforts will include growth optimization studies at laboratory scales. Applicant need to have obtained their Ph.D. to be eligible for the position. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references. The successful applicant will be selected based on the quality and breadth of their previous research experience, publication record, and potential for scientific growth and development. Applicants must have permission to work in the USA. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Completed application packages and questions should be emailed to Prof. Gerald Bills, email@example.com.
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