Postdoc- Synthetic Biology, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC

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The Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in synthetic biology.

The successful candidate will be responsible of genetically engineering bacterial and fungal cells that integrate melanin biosynthesis with programmable functions in order to develop novel living materials. The candidate will have 2-3 years of financial support, access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and an opportunity for permanent employment based on performance and funding.
The candidate must have acquired a Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology or a related field within the past five years and have demonstrated experience with genetic and molecular biology techniques. Previous experience with synthetic biology, fungal biology and bio/chemical engineering is desirable but not required. The candidate must be well-organized, self-motivated and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
This Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available through a competitive process with NRC Research Association Program. U.S. residency or citizenship is required. Qualified candidates should contact Dr. Zheng Wang ( The Naval Research Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.