Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Chemical Engineering

Knoxville, TN
May 08, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Chemical Egineering

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 00

Understanding and Harnessing Robustness of Non-Model Yeasts for Conversion of Complex Substrates into Fuels and High-Valued Chemicals

A post-doctoral researcher position is available in Dr. Trinh’s laboratory in The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The candidate will work on a DOE-funded project that fundamentally studies robustness and metabolism of non-model yeasts (e.g., Yarrowia lipolytica) and engineer them as efficient and robust biocatalysts for biosynthesis of fuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass and plastics wastes. This project is a collaboration between Trinh lab at The University of Tennessee Knoxville and research scientists at The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The US Department of Agriculture.


An interested candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering, biochemistry, microbiology, or related fields with a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications. Candidates with strong skills and backgrounds in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, protein engineering, yeast physiology, yeast genetics, yeast metabolism, molecular cloning, CRISPR gene editing, fermentation, high-throughput screening, fermentation, and/or bioinformatics are highly preferred. The contract is on one-year basis and can be extended based on the research progress. 

All applicants must apply online to be considered for this position. Please include a CV and at least three references with your online application.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Chemical Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 7, 2021, 6:14:04 PM

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