The Basic Algal Biology program at Synthetic Genomics Inc., is recruiting multiple Ph.D. level candidates to support our studies in fundamental algal photobiology, physiology, genomics, and genetic engineering.
At Synthetic Genomics, Inc., we are dedicated to developing genomic-driven solutions to address global challenges. The Basic Algal Biology program is a long-term partnership with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering which is focused on developing refinery feedstocks using photosynthetic algae. Now in our sixth year, the program continues to make significant scientific progress and recently, to expand its budget. In addition to a very solid team of 20+ algal biologists, the Basic Algal Biology program capitalizes on SGIs’ world-class expertise in bioinformatics, next-gen sequencing, synthetic biology, and analytical chemistry.
I am writing to you to solicit candidates who you could recommend to fill three open positions in our program. We are searching for strong candidates with Ph.D. level training in Phycology, Microbiology, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, and related fields with 0-5 years of relevant postdoctoral or industrial experience. Specifically we ask for your help in identifying individuals with expertise in:
1. Photosynthetic light reactions. Measurement, dynamics, interpretation and manipulation photosynthetic light reactions. As we continue to work on optimizing light use efficiency of mass algal cultures, specific expertise in the light reactions of photosynthesis is crucial
2. Generalized photosynthesis. From the initial processes of capturing light energy, through the light-independent carbon fixation reactions, and ultimately to the storage of the resulting products. We are interested in candidates with expertise in all the processes involved in photosynthesis
3. Synthetic biology, genomics, and metabolic engineering of eukaryotic algae. Virtually all aspects of research in the Basic Algal Biology are rooted in ultimately manipulating the biology of photoautotrophs. Candidates with strong backgrounds in algal biotechnology are of particularly interest.
There are many advantages to working at Synthetic Genomics and specifically in the Basic Algal Biology program. The Basic Algal Biology collaboration has solid support from both SGI and ExxonMobil. SGI continues to attract both partners and funding to support the expanded applications of our core technologies. We have a very strong team of scientists, infrastructure, and funding which make rapid advances possible. In addition to a solid scientific foundation, SGI has an enjoyable work environment and located in La Jolla, CA we are lucky to live and work in a vibrant city and beautiful climate.
Candidates are encouraged to respond to me directly as well as to find out more information at the Careers section of our website (http://www.syntheticgenomics.com/careers/). Thank you in advance for your attention.