[Synthetic Biology] Synthetic Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Jess Dymond jess.dymond at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 08:23:38 PST 2016


A postdoctoral fellowship in synthetic biology has been announced at the
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.  This listing is still internal, but
will be made be public within the next week.  If you have any interest,
please email David Karig (David.Karig at jhuapl.edu) or Joshua Wolfe (
Joshua.Wolfe at jhuapl.edu) for more information.  Thanks!


*Postdoctoral Fellow, Synthetic Biology-10844*

*Position Description*



*Introduction:*

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national
leader in scientific research and development, located midway between
Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate
for Biological Sciences to support the Biological Sciences and Engineering
Group (REDD/R1C).

*Job Summary: *

The R1C group is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Postdoctoral
Research Associate to conduct innovative and insightful research in systems
and synthetic biology. The postdoctoral research associate will interact
with staff at multiple levels as well as collaborators at other
institutions.

*Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time
spent* *at each task):*

[if !supportLists]1.   [endif]Advance research thrusts in the areas of
systems and synthetic biology.  Work with Principal Investigators to ensure
that project milestones are met on time (75%)

[if !supportLists]2.   [endif]Communicate results to sponsors and to the
scientific community through reports, presentations, peer-reviewed journal
publications, and technical meetings. (15%)

[if !supportLists]3.   [endif]Assist in the conceptualization of new
project areas and proposal development. (10%)

*Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of
describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may
change over time.*



*Qualifications*



*Required Qualifications:  *
• Ph.D. in Biology, Biophysics, Chemical/Biological Engineering, or related
field.
• Interdisciplinary research experience.
• Experience with recombinant DNA construction and synthetic biology.
• Demonstrated ability to work in groups on integrated, interdisciplinary
tasks and to independently formulate new ideas and progress on challenging
research endeavors.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.



*Desired Qualifications:*

• Lab experience relevant to biotechnology, systems biology and/or
genomics.
• Experience or strong interest in cell communities and microbiome research
• Confocal microscopy experience
• Experience with programming and mathematical modeling of biological
systems

*Security:*

Eligibility for Secret level clearance required.  Applicant selected will
be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet
the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility
requirements include U.S. citizenship.

*Benefits: *

APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation
plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a
scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive
salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information
about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.

*Equal Employment Opportunity: *

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the
Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



*Classification* Post Doctoral Fellow -



*Primary Location **Maryland-*Laurel

*Group* R1C

*Employee Status *Term Appointment

*Schedule *Full-time
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