Postdoctoral Researcher with strong knowledge in metabolism, enzymology or bioenergetics.
Our goal is to access the methanogen-specific Wood-Ljungdahl pathway for the conversion of CO2 to multi-carbon fuels and chemicals. To achieve our goals, we unravel metabolic principles and enzyme function in anaerobic archaea, and we apply synthetic biology to create useful pathways and enzymes.
Research is carried out at our excellent facilities at Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering. The laboratories are situated on the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi (short metro-ride from Helsinki) within the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems.
The project may be adjusted according to the talents and preferences of the applicants. Most experiments will be performed in anaerobic chambers with enzymes purified from wild-type methanogens or from genetically engineered strains. Tasks are: