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Postdoctoral Fellow
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Date Posted Mar. 18, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Fellow
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemical/Petroleum
 
 



JOB TITLE
Postdoctoral Fellow

LOCATION
Worcester

DEPARTMENT NAME
Chemical Engineering

DIVISION NAME
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
We seek to hire a postdoctoral researcher to join our interdisciplinary research team. The
ideal candidate will primarily contribute to the development of engineered yeast that produces novel viral proteins. The candidate's research will contribute to broader improvements in yeast synthetic biology. The position will provide ample opportunity for exploration into cross- disciplinary research initiatives, such as novel biomaterial development, algorithmic combinatorial optimization, and high-throughput analysis. Research funding for the postdoctoral position is secured for 24 months, with a likely extension for a total of 3-4 years.

JOB DESCRIPTION

An interest in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and virology is essential. In addition to original research resulting in quality publications on the above topics, the postdoctoral scholar will also assist in managing the project, directing the research of undergraduate and graduate students, coordinating research across the team, and preparing project deliverables for the sponsor.

Requirements:

  • PhD in chemical engineering, biological engineering, or a closely related field
  • Broad experience in molecular cloning and synthetic biology (please describe in cover letter)
  • Experience with biomedical protein production (please describe in cover letter)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve project goals
  • Experience with engineering yeast is not essential, but desirable (please describe in cover letter)


Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe, an approach repeatedly cited for excellence by The Fiske Guide to Colleges and The Princeton Review. Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The University of Massachusetts Medical School, a large number of technology companies, and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area, making it ideal for two-career families. WPI and the Young Lab are committed to diversity and inclusion in research and in higher education. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references.
Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Eric M. Young (emyoung@wpi.edu) in the Department of Chemical Engineering

FLSA STATUS
United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Postdoctoral-Fellow_R0000756

About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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