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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering - 51060
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 03/13/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting.  To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering located on the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

Essential Functions

We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate to start Synthetic Biology projects in the Moon lab. We aim to engineer microbes for addressing energy, environmental, and health issues. Specifically, we are interested in developing synthetic biology tools, constructing genetic circuits, and engineering regulatory RNAs in diverse bacteria. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is required to work independently, supervise Ph.D. students, assists with grant preparation and reporting, and collaborate with other labs.  

For more information, please visit our website at http://moon.eece.wustl.edu/ .

Required Qualifications

  • Independent and highly motivated candidates are sought with a recently earned Ph.D. (within the past two years) in chemical engineering, bioengineering, chemistry, physics, microbiology, molecular biology or related areas. 
  • Expertise in molecular biology techniques. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated with the commitment to excel in the competitive research field of synthetic biology.         

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in bacterial synthetic biology is desired. 

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ .

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants should also send a single PDF file which includes a cover letter detailing relevant experience, research, and career interests; curriculum vitae; and preprints of publications (if listed on your CV but not yet available) to Professor Tae Seok Moon via email at tsmoon@wustl.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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