Postdoctoral Position at CASPMI

Postdoctoral Position available at CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology & Immunology

Prof. Lixin Zhang’s group at CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology & Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences is mainly interested in taxonomy guided diversification of a proprietary marine microbial natural product library; screening for synergistic medicines in a high throughput manner; increasing the production of drugable secondary metabolites from microbial producers by synthetic biology.(
IMCAS is a national comprehensive research institution that performs a wide spectrum of basic and applied research in the field of microbiology.
Position available: postdoctoral (3), assistant professor, permanent position (1)
Research area: metabolic engineering using synthetic biology approach
(1) Refactor avermectin biosynthetic gene cluster– This position will focus on using synthetic biology to promoter avermectin yield. Specifically, the applicant will be expected to build an E. coli based chassis for Polyketide biosynthesis, and test refactored gene clusters in the chassis.
(2) Optimize precursors supply for avermectin production– This position will focus on genetic manipulation of primary metabolic pathway based on in silico prediction and metabolomics analysis, and test the effect on avermectin production.
Candidates should have a PhD with a background and interests in microbial genetics, metabolomics, microbiology, and/or synthetic biology. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to work well within a highly collaborative and interactive environment.
To apply, please submit a letter briefly summarizing research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to, 15101541453@163.comand
Deadline: May 30, 2015.
Prof. Lixin Zhang, Ph.D., Inaugural Director of Drug Discovery Center for Tuberculosis Room 815, Building F, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.1-3 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101, China, Tel/Fax: CN +86-1064807665(Office); 13911607186 (cell); URL; Editor-in-Chief, “Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology”,
Associate Editor-in-Chief, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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