Job no: 234686-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: VCRGE/GLBRC
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will work in the Sato Lab as part of the Primary Fuel Synthesis Team of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center ( ), one of four centers funded by the US Department of Energy to perform basic research to understand and overcome the challenges of producing next-generation cellulosic biofuels. The Primary Fuel Synthesis Team uses evolutionary and synthetic biology approaches to engineer yeast to produce biofuels from sustainable plant feedstocks. The successful candidate will be supervised by GLBRC co-Investigator Trey Sato. They may also perform the following duties under the direction of a postdoctoral associate or other senior lab member.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in microbiology, genetics, molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering or relevant field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

This position requires at least 1 year of laboratory research experience in molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology or bioengineering. Additional experience and training in fungal genetics or bioengineering, especially in Saccharomyces cerevisiae or other yeasts, are especially desirable.

Effective teamwork and documentation skills are essential. Proficiencies in the use of spreadsheet, word processing, and email programs are required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $34,748 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: May 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 11 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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