Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Chemical Engineering

Knoxville, TN

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Chemical Egineering

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 00

Understanding and Harnessing Robustness of Non-Model Yeasts for Conversion of Complex Substrates into Fuels and High-Valued Chemicals

A post-doctoral researcher position is available in Dr. Trinh s laboratory in The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The candidate will work on a DOE-funded project that fundamentally studies robustness and metabolism of non-model yeasts (e.g., Yarrowia lipolytica) and engineer them as efficient and robust biocatalysts for biosynthesis of fuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass and plastics wastes. This project is a collaboration between Trinh lab at The University of Tennessee Knoxville and research scientists at The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The US Department of Agriculture.

Qualifications :


An interested candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering, biochemistry, microbiology, or related fields with a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications. Candidates with strong skills and backgrounds in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, protein engineering, yeast physiology, yeast genetics, yeast metabolism, molecular cloning, CRISPR gene editing, fermentation, high-throughput screening, fermentation, and/or bioinformatics are highly preferred. The contract is on one-year basis and can be extended based on the research progress.

All applicants must apply online to be considered for this position. Please include a CV and at least three references with your online application.

Posted: 09/27/2022