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Metabolic Engineering Research Associate

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
  • Job Code
    115409425


Dartmouth College



Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Metabolic Engineering Research Associate

Department
Thayer School of Engineering

Position Number
1127039

Position Purpose

Engineering Postdoctoral research position at Dartmouth College
Who we are:
The Lynd group, directed by Professor Lee Lynd, seeks to be of service by enabling and envisioning a transition from the non-sustainable present to a sustainable future, one of the primary challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century. A central focus of our research is converting cellulosic biomass to biofuels in a single step without added enzymes. Such “consolidated bioprocessing” (CBP) is a potential breakthrough that would result in very large cost reductions as compared to the more conventional approach of producing saccharolytic enzymes in a dedicated process step.
We are a member of Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI), a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary research (biological, chemical, physical and computational sciences, mathematics and engineering) organization focused on enabling the economically-viable production of bio-based products and advanced biofuels. CBI is one of four Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Centers within the Department of Energy's Office of Science created to expand on the foundational successes of former bioenergy research centers and to lay the scientific groundwork for a new robust, biobased economy.
We also have collaborations with the Enchi corporation, which Professor Lynd co-founded, and academic collaboration with a number of labs throughout the world.
Currently the lab has about 20 members. We are located at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH.
The position:
The applicant will join a team that is working to engineer the bacterium Clostridium thermocellum to increase ethanol production. The applicant will be responsible for helping us achieve our goal of increasing ethanol titer to > 40 g/L by both deepening our understanding existing metabolic pathways and developing improved ones. It is expected that activities will meld existing methodologies and understanding developed in the Lynd lab with the ideas and expertise of the successful applicant. Beyond relevance to biofuel production, the successful applicant will gain experience with engineering non-model microbes.



SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position

FLSA
Exempt

Employment Category
Regular Full Time w/end date

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Professor Lee Lynd

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

This position is a 12-month term position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.



Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

The applicant will join a team that is working to engineer the bacterium Clostridium thermocellum to increase ethanol production. The applicant will be responsible for helping us achieve our goal of increasing ethanol titer to > 40 g/L by both deepening our understanding existing metabolic pathways and developing improved ones. It is expected that activities will meld existing methodologies and understanding developed in the Lynd lab with the ideas and expertise of the successful applicant. Beyond relevance to biofuel production, the successful applicant will gain experience with engineering non-model microbes.

-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned.

PI115409425

<br/><br/><b>Dartmouth College</b><br/><br/><br/><br/>Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.<br/><br/><b>Position Information</b><br/><br/><b>Position Title</b><br/>Metabolic Engineering Research Associate<br/><br/><b>Department</b><br/>Thayer School of Engineering<br/><br/><b>Position Number</b><br/>1127039<br/><br/><b>Position Purpose</b><br/><p>Engineering Postdoctoral research position at Dartmouth College<br> Who we are:<br> The Lynd group, directed by Professor Lee Lynd, seeks to be of service by enabling and envisioning a transition from the non-sustainable present to a sustainable future, one of the primary challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century. A central focus of our research is converting cellulosic biomass to biofuels in a single step without added enzymes. Such consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) is a potential breakthrough that would result in very large cost reductions as compared to the more conventional approach of producing saccharolytic enzymes in a dedicated process step.<br> We are a member of Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI), a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary research (biological, chemical, physical and computational sciences, mathematics and engineering) organization focused on enabling the economically-viable production of bio-based products and advanced biofuels. CBI is one of four Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Centers within the Department of Energy's Office of Science created to expand on the foundational successes of former bioenergy research centers and to lay the scientific groundwork for a new robust, biobased economy.<br> We also have collaborations with the Enchi corporation, which Professor Lynd co-founded, and academic collaboration with a number of labs throughout the world.<br> Currently the lab has about 20 members. We are located at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH.<br> The position:<br> The applicant will join a team that is working to engineer the bacterium Clostridium thermocellum to increase ethanol production. The applicant will be responsible for helping us achieve our goal of increasing ethanol titer to > 40 g/L by both deepening our understanding existing metabolic pathways and developing improved ones. It is expected that activities will meld existing methodologies and understanding developed in the Lynd lab with the ideas and expertise of the successful applicant. Beyond relevance to biofuel production, the successful applicant will gain experience with engineering non-model microbes.</p><br/><br/><b>SEIU Level</b><br/>Not an SEIU Position<br/><br/><b>FLSA</b><br/>Exempt<br/><br/><b>Employment Category</b><br/>Regular Full Time w/end date<br/><br/><b>Department Contact for Cover Letter</b><br/>Professor Lee Lynd<br/><br/><b>Special Instructions to Applicants</b><br/><p>This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.</p> <p>This position is a 12-month term position.</p> <p>Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.</p><br/><br/><b>Key Accountabilities</b><br/><p></p> <tr> <th>Key Accountabilities</th> <td><p>The applicant will join a team that is working to engineer the bacterium Clostridium thermocellum to increase ethanol production. The applicant will be responsible for helping us achieve our goal of increasing ethanol titer to > 40 g/L by both deepening our understanding existing metabolic pathways and developing improved ones. It is expected that activities will meld existing methodologies and understanding developed in the Lynd lab with the ideas and expertise of the successful applicant. Beyond relevance to biofuel production, the successful applicant will gain experience with engineering non-model microbes.</p></td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.</td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Performs other duties as assigned.</td> </tr> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/BXB7rKsX7eknFpB2i1EVO"> <p>PI115409425</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-12 Expires: 2019-12-13

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