Information about the division and the department
The Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology at the Chalmers University of Technology is one of the world leading research environments in systems and synthetic biology. Our research interests involve a wide range of activities from understanding the fundamental operational principles of metabolism and studies of metabolic diseases, to highly applied research directed towards development of new cell factories, e.g. used as next generation drug discovery and production platforms.

Major responsibilities
The main task will be to apply computational tools to address questions related to metabolic engineering of microbes. This involves but is not limited to constraint-based modelling of metabolism, method development, comparative and functional analysis of genome sequences, and integrative omics analysis.

The candidate will carry out independent research in the context of a research group, to regularly communicate results to colleagues, and to disseminate the main conclusions to the scientific community in the form of meetings, conferences and peer-reviewed articles. In addition, the candidate should be proactive, capable of keeping up with the evolving technologies available and motivated to test and implement new protocols.

The candidate must hold a PhD degree in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Computational Biology, or other related disciplines. The candidate should have a good track-record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in computational metabolic engineering of microbial metabolism is a merit.

Contract terms
This job offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic and international group of researchers. Full-time temporary employment for 3 months.

We offerChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230349 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:• Introduce yourself• Describe your previous research fields and main research results• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2023-06-22


For questions, please contact:
Eduard Kerkhoven, Senior Researcher at Systems and Synthetic Biology,

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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