Microbiology Research Engineer in microalgae: France

The position of Microbiology Research Engineer leads research and conducts experiments related to microalgae engineering in the frame of a collaboration with CEA Grenoble. He/she is a hosted employee at the CEA/PCV lab and at least 80% of his/her time is dedicated to this program. This position is a very good opportunity to work in industrial biotechnology research and to join both a large industrial company and an academic setting.



  • Metabolic engineering of microalgae, with the aim of increasing productivity of specific molecules.
  • Identifying of potential genetic targets via bioinformatics tools, and designing genetic constructions and their transformation into microalgae.
  • Genetic screening (PCR, qPCR and reporter assays) and phenotypic assay coupling cell cultivation in standardized conditions.
  • Analyzing samples using MS.

Development of know-how and skills

  • Engaging in active technical watch.
  • Cooperating with the engineering team in developing new ideas and new cutting-edge industrial projects.

Representing Total in specialized networks

  • Within the CEA and different Total entities involved in the topic.
  • At international scientific and technical in the microalgae field.


  • PhD in Metabolic/Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Plant Physiology or Biology, Microbiology, or related areas.
  • 5 years of experience in the microalgae field, metabolic/genetic engineering.
  • Proven experience in conducting studies, projects and/or research within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent command of English and French.
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