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Fungal Scientist

Employer
Reach Velocity Emerging Technology
Location
California, KY
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
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Do you possess a curious mind and feel comfortable in a lab setting? Our client is at the cutting edge of both human and scientific achievement, and they are searching for a talented fermentation scientist to assist push the boundaries of what is conceivable. You'll support the development of new discoveries and position yourself as a leader in the area as a crucial member of their team. The top applicants will take pride in working both alone and with others, utilising best practises for data collection and interpretation, and promoting genuine innovation. If you have a passion for biotechnology, we want to here from you!

We are seeking a unique Scientist with a focus on discovering natural goods to join our fungal team. The chosen applicant has a strong background in molecular biology, natural product biosynthesis, and fungal genetics. It would be ideal if you have experience with novel fungus species, analytical chemical methods, automation, and fungal bioinformatics.

Responsibilities

* Method development for novel natural product discovery strategies
* Use of automation to increase throughput and shorten timelines for fungal genetics and fungal manipulation
* Data analysis
* Interdepartmental cooperation and communication
* Fungal genetics, including designing/building DNA constructs and integrating them into fungal hosts for expression and chemical analysis

Requirements

* A PhD in fungi genetics or a closely connected topic is necessary for the position. New graduates to those with numerous years of post-doctoral or professional experience will all be taken into consideration. Although prior knowledge in fungi genetics is required for the post, the candidate will get training in the use of automation, including data handling.
* Synthetic biology and pathway engineering
* Biochemistry and natural product synthesis
* High-throughput molecular biology, automation and genetic engineering of non-traditional fungus
* Strong communication and presentation abilities, experience with a command-line interface (such as bash or Python)
* Knowledge of fermentation and expertise in drug development are also desirable.
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