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Job opportunity at the University of Manchester

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on the H2020 funded “SHIKIFACTORY100: Modular cell factories for the shikimate pathway” project based within the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. This project involves a total of 11 academic and industry partners from 7 different European countries. The aim of the SHIKIFACTORY100 project is the production of a universe of more than 100 high-added value compounds from the shikimate pathway, a hub in cell metabolism.

Research Associate in Computational Biology for Metabolic Pathway Design


You will join a team of researchers in the SHIKIFACTORY100 consortium based in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, working alongside another metabolic engineering scientist. As a computational biologist for metabolic pathway design, you will be responsible for the development, analysis and interpretation of metabolic pathway modelling and design tools, enzyme selection, plasmid design and optimal experimental design of combinatorial libraries. You will also contribute to the development of tools for the analysis of experimental data and development of predictive models. As part of this, there will be on-going development of strategies. This project will be supervised by Prof. Rainer Breitling and Dr Pablo Carbonell.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Synthetic Biology / Bioinformatics / Systems Biology / Biochemistry / Bioengineering / Chemical Engineering (or a related subject area), and have technical skills in computer programming, postgenomic data analysis, metabolic modelling, statistics, and systems biology.

The post will be available from as soon as possible for 24 months and is suitable for those wishing to work either full time or part-time. There will also be a possibility to extend the position for another 2 years until the end of 2023.

For more info about this job opportunity, please visit: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=17426 

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