Research Assistant Positions in Engineering of Industrial Microbes at Institute of Microbiology

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Two research assistant positions in the area of engineering of industrial microbes are immediately available at Prof. Yin Li’s group ( in Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Research in this group focuses on improving the robustness and fitness of microbes during the actual industrial bioprocesses by molecular physiology and systems biotechnology (Trends in Biotechnology, 2009, 27: 664-672; Metabolic Engineering, 2009, 11: 101-106; Journal of Proteome Research, 2010, DOI: 10.1021/pr9012078). As one of Shell’s six worldwide cooperative partners in the field of biofuels in 2008, this group also has active ongoing collaborations with several famous domestic and international companies.

An applicant is sought with a M.S. degree in microbiology, biological chemistry, molecular biology, fermentation engineering, biological engineering, or a related discipline. Fluent English and Chinese writing and communicating skills are required. The ability to work in a team and a strong responsibility will be highly appreciated.

The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of extension of one more year depending on his/her performance. Interested applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae and the names and email addresses of two references to Prof. Yin Li ( before Sep. 30th, 2010. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

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