21/04/2021
Science 4 Refugees

TWO POST-DOC POSITIONS IN ENZYMOLOGY AND MICROBIOMICS


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    INSAT
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/05/2021 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Toulouse
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    SEP-210673501
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

OFFER DESCRIPTION

We are seeking two post-doctoral researchers to become part of the Biocatalysis group at the Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI, http://www.toulouse-biotechnology-institute.fr), a leading industrial biotechnology laboratory in France. The TBI covers a wide spectrum of multi-disciplinary research activities to create a continuum “from gene to process”, essential for successful biotechnological innovation. The lab hosts 300 persons, including 80 scientists, 50 engineers and technicians and 170 post-doctoral fellows, PhD students and contractual research engineers. The Biocatalysis group hosts 70 persons in total, including several internationally renowned researchers, who focus their research both on enzyme discovery through functional metagenomics, structure/activity studies and protein engineering for white biotechnology and synthetic biology.

The postdoctoral positions are opened in the frame of the RadicalZ project, recently funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. RadicalZ assembles an interdisciplinary consortium to deliver faster, more versatile and more affordable tools for enzyme discovery and engineering, enabling the development of novel enzymes, new formulations and ingredients for more environment-friendly and healthier consumer products. This project will: i) develop new droplet microfluidic tools to find suitable enzymes for consumer products; ii) develop user-friendly software solutions based on machine learning (ML) for faster and more accurate enzyme engineering; iii) develop novel enzymes and bio-based, bio-catalytically synthesized ingredients for consumer products (glycosides, wash-enhancing enzymes, bio-based thickeners, natural antioxidants and fragrances); iv) develop bio-based, condition-responsive capsules for the protection and triggered release of enzymes and ingredients in the formulation of consumer products.

In this context, we offer two challenging jobs in an international environment focusing on research and innovation. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The successful candidates will be in charge to develop ultra-high throughput screening assays and enzyme evolution strategies for enzyme discovery and engineering.

More Information

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology or equivalent. Overall preferred applicants have a solid research experience and are highly motivated towards developing new technologies and making scientific breakthroughs. The candidates should:

· have a proven track record within the fields of enzymology, preferably carbohydrate enzymology, and/or bench microbiomics

· have an experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics

· be a team player, interested in collaborating with the RadicalZ partners to develop novel high-throughput screening approaches and glycoside synthesis routes using novel and/or purposely evolved enzymes.

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
INSAT
France
Toulouse
31400
135 avenue de Rangueil

EURAXESS offer ID: 631488

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