The Centre for Sustainable Future Technologies of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), under supervision of Prof. Fabrizio Pirri, is offering a Researcher position at a competitive salary for a scientist with consolidated expertise in microbiology, physiology, molecular biology including bacterial strain development through molecular engineering and optimisation of metabolic pathways in order to boost the speed of construction and the stability of product-oriented biological catalysts. An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in one of the mentioned fields, significant publication records focused on the relevant fields, the ability to plan and conduct independent top-quality scientific research, and the ability to develop his/her research funding proposals, accompanied by a genuine enthusiasm to share ideas. Experience with anaerobic microorganisms will be highly advantageous. The successful candidate will take the lead in the Systems and Synthetic Biology research line that aims to develop resource-efficient, low-carbon, and sustainable bioprocess solutions for the production of platform chemicals. The successful candidate is expected to shape the future development of the green biosynthesis line at IIT and to develop his/her team supporting team members training needs and developing their skills.
IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created the large scale infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10 state of the art laboratories countrywide, recruited an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.
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