University of North Texas - Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Microbiology-Synthetic Biology. Established research expertise using genetic techniques in microorganisms to construct pathways for the generation of bio-based products derived from plant feedstocks. Bacteria, yeast or algae could serve as production platforms. Endogenous pathways could also be engineered if appropriate. The focus is broadly aimed at small molecules like those identified by the U.S. Department of Energy as their top 10 compounds required by the chemical industry that could come from biological sources rather than fossil-based sources. Microbial engineering could have the dual purpose of bioenergy production as well as small molecules for the chemical industry. It is likely that this appointment will be made in the disciplines/departments of Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and/or Materials Science and Engineering.The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. 1. Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics or related discipline.2. Established track record of funding and publications in the area of metabolic pathway engineering.