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Open Positions

Join the Cellular Engineering & Applied Synthetic Biology Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral fellowships are available for highly motivated individuals interested in the development of genetic systems for engineering novel microbes to degrade and upcycle plastic waste. Preferred skills include some of the following: molecular cloning, metabolic modeling, genomics, systems biology.


Please send your CV, a statement of research interests and career goals (less than 1 page), and a list of 3 references.

Jan 01, 2023

PhD Student

The Blenner Lab is seeking up to 5 PhD students from Chemical Engineering, CBI, and Microbiology.

Project topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering of plastic degradation and upcycling.

2. Mammalian cell synthetic biology. 

3. Environmental microbiome engineering.

4. Engineering synthetic facultative anaerobic metabolism.

5. Lung microbiome engineering.

Email Prof. Blenner to setup a meeting.

Jan 01, 2023

Jan 01, 2023

Undergraduate Researcher

Jan 01, 2023

Market Research Team

We are currently looking for up to 4 undergraduate researchers with an interest

1) mammalian synthetic biology, cell culture, and biopharmaceuticals;

2) discovery of plastic degrading microbes and their enzymes;

3) pharmaceutical intermediate biomanufacturing and synthetic biology

4) environmental synthetic biology for remediation and sustainability

Positions start in the Winter/Spring 2023. Students are expected to work full time during the Summer of 2023 on their research projects. 

We are currently looking for up to 3 undergraduate researchers with a background in economics, finance, marketing, any science or engineering discipline, and have an interest in entrepreneurship. The market research team will work with graduate students and postdocs from the Blenner Lab to evaluate the commercial potential for several technologies developed by the Blenner Lab. 

Positions start in the Winter/Spring 2023.

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