Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to complement the mission of our non-profit research institution. The Laboratory was established in 1974 and is located on the coast of East Boothbay, Maine, USA, in a modern, LEED-certified research and education campus. Bigelow Laboratory is a leading oceanographic institution with the mission to investigate the microbial drivers of global ocean processes through basic and applied research, education, and enterprise. For additional details see https://www.bigelow.org/about/.
This position will apply research on enzyme-based halogenation processes in macro- or microalgae to a globally significant environmental issue. You will isolate an ideal algal enzyme, from a suite of potential candidates that can be used along with associated substrates, in an industrial application to inhibit a key microbial process. We consider this research to be commercially valuable and so it will combine applied 'non-disclosure' aspects with pure, publishable research investigations. You will need to be familiar with aspects of enzymology including extraction and purification, reaction kinetics, and linking enzyme activity to functional control through genomic and transcriptomic approaches. The position may be responsible for supervising a technician and undergraduate research students.
Applicants should submit the following to our online application portal:
For full consideration, the application should be submitted by February 4, 2019; applications will be reviewed upon receipt. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.