Post-Doctoral Researcher/Biochemistry

Post-Doctoral Researcher/Biochemistry

University of Turku - Department of Biochemistry

Turku, Finland

Job description

The aim of the project is to produce cyanobacterial strains with tunable growth rate, improved stress and end product tolerance and new vectors for constructing expression strains. In practice the work will include construction of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 mutant strains and testing properties of the constructed strains.

The three main tasks will be

  • To develop expression strains with controllable growth rate by adjusting production of the RNA polymerase subunits.
  • To develop strains showing improved tolerance against end product(s) and/or better acclimation capacity to non-optimal growth conditions by overexpressing stress-responsive σ factors.
  • To construct an efficient expression system in cyanobacteria using heterologous σ factors from other bacteria and their cognate promoters.

What we expect from you

The candidate should hold a PhD degree and have a strong background in molecular biology.  Working experience in molecular biology laboratory including good knowledge of cloning and gene expression techniques is required. Previous working experience with cyanobacteria is an advantage. Excellent skills in English, both written and oral, are required. There will be a six-month trial period in the contract.

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