Junior Researcher Strain Development: Netherlands

Photanol is a renewable chemicals company that utilises proprietary engineered cyanobacteria to process carbon dioxide and sunlight into valuable chemical products. As a relative young company we are currently expanding our team to help achieve our exciting targets. We are looking for a full time candidate to join the “Strain Development Team”. This position is focused on development and execution of cyanobacterial strain development strategies for the (improved) production of selected products.

Responsibilities include:

  • application of molecular techniques for strain construction and evaluation
  • cultivating cyanobacteria to evaluate performance of developed strains
  • contributing to find creative and sustainable approaches to increase strain productivity and robustness
  • support of the development of new strain engineering tools and research protocols
  • executing daily microbiological laboratory activities

In brief, we are looking for a candidate with the following characteristics:

  • background in microbiology or biotechnology (MSc or HBO level)
  • practical experience with molecular biology and strain development
  • good microbiology laboratory practice
  • practical experience with cultivation of Cyanobacteria / Algae would be highly appreciated
  • experience with bioinformatic tools would be highly appreciated
  • organized, detail oriented, and ability to work independently
  • good reporting and writing skills, in English
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