The research project aims to design and construct efficient CO2 and light capturing 3D assemblies of photosynthetic microorganisms (cyanobacteria and microalgae) and lignocellulosic building blocks. Such assemblies will demonstrate the proof-of-concept of solid-state photosynthetic cell factories with significantly improved production efficiency of target chemicals. The research project is funded by the EU FET-open program as a part of the FuturoLEAF research consortium and will be conducted in close collaboration with Graz University (Austria) and material scientists from Aalto University (Finland) VTT Oy (Finland) and Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France).
The Postdoctoral Researcher will:
The applicant should hold a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, biotechnology or related field. Excellent academic performance and a demonstrated knowledge of written and spoken English are required. Prior working experience with cyanobacteria or algae is not obligatory requirement, but a plus. The applicant is expected to work independently and to have excellent interpersonal skills.