Post-Doctoral Associate - Noireaux Research, Twin Cities, Minnesota

Employer University of Minnesota
Created 09/26/2021
Reference 11408983
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Twin Cities
Zip 55401
Salary Competitive
The Noireaux lab ( at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA is seeking a candidate for a postdoc position in the field of cell-free synthetic biology and synthetic cell systems. The candidate will work on collaborative projects within the Noireaux lab. More specifically, the candidate will work on building synthetic cell systems using cell-free gene expression as experimental platform. In addition to cell-free gene expression, the work includes molecular biology (cloning), data acquisition (plate reader, fluorescence microscopy, liquid handling robot, quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation), data analysis.

Job Duties

Primary duties include the following.

80% Experiments in building synthetic cell systems
Preparing samples.
Running experiments.
Data analysis.
Lab maintenance.
Maintaining familiarity with cutting edge results and methods.
Reading relevant papers.

20% Communicating research to the broader community
Writing papers and submitting them for publication in scientific journals.
Presenting results at conferences (both domestic and international).
Other duties of a similar scope as assigned.


A Ph.D. biochemistry, bioengineering or a related field is required by the beginning date of the appointment. Specific research areas of study include cell-free gene expression, synthetic cell systems

PhD in biochemistry, or molecular biology or bioengineering. Knowledge in basic biology techniques (PCR, plasmid amplification...).

About the Department

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How To Apply

The position is open effective immediately. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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  • curriculum vitae including recent publications,
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    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
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