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Researcher in in Cell-Free Synthetic Biology for Carbon Upcycling

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0011636
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Cambridge Research Position for Experimental Investigation of Cell-Free Enzymatic Technology

The Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory is pleased to announce a permanent opening for a researcher to join our sustainability team to work on cell-free synthetic biology and metabolic pathway engineering for decarbonization. The project is carried out in an interdisciplinary environment in close collaboration with partners from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge as well as colleagues from Hitachi’s global R&D in Tokyo.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD in biotechnology, biology, chemistry, or a related field, with a focus on experimental cell-free synthetic biology as well as metabolic pathway and protein engineering,

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience after their PhD working on synthetic biology and metabolic pathway and protein engineering either in an academic environment as a post-doctoral researcher or in an industry lab,

  • A track record of excellent scientific achievements in the field of synthetic biology.

In their new role the ideal candidate will:

  • Conduct and be responsible for experimental research on synthetic biology and metabolic pathway engineering,

  • Collaborate closely with other team members working on modelling and biosensing,

  • Actively engage with our academic partners at the department for chemical engineering and biotechnology at the University of Cambridge as well as our colleagues from the global R&D,

  • Strive to pursue the commercial goals of the company,

  • Publicise their research in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.

Interest in science and technology, a strong-team spirit as well as excellent communication and intercultural competences are vital for the new member to enjoy the work in our team.

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