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Postdoctoral Fellowship - Genome Biology Division

Company: New England Biolabs
Location: Ipswich
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

A Postdoctoral Scientistpositionis available at New England Biolabs Inc (Ipswich, MA) to develop new technologies for mining the microbial community for novel enzymes. Our laboratory has developed MetaGPA [PMID:34747693], a framework to bridge the gap between genetic information and functional phenotype. We already applied MetaGPA to the discovery of a carbamoyltransferase, that catalyzes the formation of a previously unknown cytosine modification on DNA and RNA. The successful candidate will further develop and apply MetaGPA for the discovery and characterization of novel enzymes for a wild range of biotechnological applications notably in the field of polymer biodegradation such as plastic and chitin. This is an opportunity to combined functional genomics and data science for the discovery of enzymes for sustainability. We are looking for open-minded, independent, highly motivated, proactive, creative, and passionate researchers with excellent collaborative and communication skills and ready to be challenged with multi-disciplinary R&D projects.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and carry out research to support projects on the discovering and characterization of enzymes from complex environmental bio-samples.
  • Perform metagenome analysis using novel and established tools.
  • Effectively communicate findings to the scientific community through publications and presentations.
  • Interact and collaborate with members of other research divisions to further program and division goals.Required Qualifications and Experience:
    • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, molecular Biology, bioinformatics, or related field.
    • Attention to detail with a demonstrated track record of producing high-quality work in the form of peer-reviewed publications.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to generate and maintain detailed lab records and to make recommendations based on research outcomes.
    • A strong work ethic, with an emphasis on both efficiency and quality of work.Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
      • Experience with acquisition and analyses of next-generation sequencing datasets.
      • Proficiency designing and implementing tailored bioinformatics workflows (using R, Python, JMP or equivalent) is a plus.
      • A commitment to research excellence, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and enthusiasm to learn and develop new techniques.
      • Proven ability to work independently and in collaborative team environments.Thispositionoffers exciting opportunities for broad research training, collaboration with academic institutions, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participation in meetings and conferences.NEB currently requires all employees located in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New hires must be fully vaccinated prior to the first date of employment. NEB will consider requests for reasonable accommodations, as required by applicable law.EEO StatementNew England Biolabs is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community; as an EEO/AA employer, New England Biolabs considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. More in-depth details of EEO are availablehere. Information regarding New England Biolabs commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion can be found here.New England Biolabs is a participating employer in the Employment Verification(E-Verify)program.OFCCP's pay transparency policy can be found on OFCCP's website atwww.dol.gov/ofccpIf you need an accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email tohr@neb.comor call 978-927-5054 to let us know the nature of your request.

Keywords: New England Biolabs, Lynn , Postdoctoral Fellowship - Genome Biology Division, Other , Ipswich, Massachusetts

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