PostDoctoral Associate

Boulder, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Postdoctoral Fellow positions in BioDesign and Genome Engineering

Principal Investigator Labs: Jeff Cameron, Carrie Eckert, Ryan T. Gill

The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), a partnership between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, has openings to work on multi-institutional projects to develop genome engineering technology for a variety of applications, including the improved production of fuels and chemicals from renewable feedstocks. These tools will accelerate the Design-Build-Test-Learn cycle in model and non-model organisms with innate capacities for feedstock utilization and target chemical production.

Successful candidates will work in close collaboration with a multi-institution team to optimize genetic manipulation via next generation tools including CRISPR/Cas to improve transformation and genome editing efficiencies and enable high throughput screening/selection of targeted library variants with desired phenotypes. The candidate will integrate with expert collaborators in transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and metabolic modeling at partner institutions to design experiments and analyze data. The candidate will write and communicate experimental results to the team and the scientific community.


Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Chemical/Biological Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

Successful applicants should be no more than 5 years post Ph.D. degree

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience engineering model and/or non-model microbial systems, especially with CRISPR/Cas

Demonstrated ability to design, deploy, and maintain database-backed web-based platforms for design of biological systems

Interested candidates should send an updated CV to

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10860 - Renewable Energy Initiative

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Carrie Eckert

Posting Contact Email: Carrie

Position Number: 00740973


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