The Quantitative Synthetic Biology Group at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks highly motivated and collaborative candidates to fill a postdoctoral associate position in synthetic biology. Projects will target various sources of context dependency in synthetic biology, such as metabolic load due to competition between shared DNA replication and transcriptional/translational resources. As a representative example, a project may focus on how the behavior of common modules (e.g., toggle switch) is impacted by perturbations in the expression profiles of other genes, redistributing the common pool of scarce resources. Interested applicants are expected to lead experimental efforts, although they are also welcome to get involved in modeling aspects of these projects (but this is by no means required). Additionally, projects in the lab also focus on controlling cellular behavior both by developing genetic control circuits as well as external computing solutions using machine learning and optogenetics. Typically, projects involve the design and synthesis of DNA libraries containing multiple variants of synthetic gene constructs, which are then tested using the model organism. E.coli. Candidates are also invited to propose projects related to the work carried out in the laboratory. Members of our interdisciplinary team will leverage experiences to inform theoretical modelling/analysis and vice versa. For more information, visit https://netb.io/. Positions are available immediately with a flexible start date, initially for 2 years with the possibility of renewal based on performance.
Who should apply? The ideal candidate is motivated and hardworking with a PhD in synthetic biology, bioengineering, cell biology, biophysics, quantitative/systems biology or related field. Positions require experience in molecular and cellular biology. Experience working with microplate readers and flow cytometers is desired, but not required. Successful candidates will participate in collaborative projects involving several laboratories in the United States and Europe. Excellent English communication skills, an ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and scientific creativity are essential. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who have a proven track record in independent research and whose priority is to excel in their careers while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
How to register? Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be considered until positions are filled. To be considered, prepare in PDF format: (1) a cover letter summarizing specific interest in the position; (2) curriculum vitae including the complete list of publications; (3) a research statement summarizing research experience and interests; and (4) the names and contact details of three references. If you have any questions, please contact Andras Gyorgy at [email protected]
Salary The positions offer a salary above internationally competitive rates, in addition to substantial benefits (generous housing, transport and travel allowances, and school grants for children), as well as comprehensive health insurance and contributions. retirement. The UAE does not levy income tax.
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate curriculum in the arts, sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai form the university backbone of NYU’s Global Network, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers on six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty across their pursuit of academic and scholarly pursuits. . This global university represents a transformative change in higher education, in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined from an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual center at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation and sharing, through its academic, research and creative activities.
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