Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Applications are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) under the supervision of Professor Erwin Reisner in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. The project will support the development of biohybrid systems for the controlled synthesis of organic chemicals at high efficiency using sunlight by combining the strength of synthetic and biological technologies. An integrated platform will be developed that incorporates efficient light harvesting by semiconductors to drive a network of enzymes and engineered live cells to convert carbon dioxide to bespoke complex chemical products. The PDRA will support the biological work of the project within a cross-disciplinary team with the ambition to develop bioelectrochemical and biophotocatalytic technologies to synthesise high value chemicals sustainably.
The PDRA should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Microbiology or a closely related discipline. A background in synthetic biology, protein purification or bioelectrochemistry would be desirable for the position.
Start date: January to October 2023.
Further information about research in the Reisner laboratory is available at: http://www-reisner.ch.cam.ac.uk
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