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  Postdoctoral Positions of Zhang Tian’s Research Group

  We are seeking two postdoctoral research associates to work under the supervision of Prof. Zhang Tian in the Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and life Science Faculty of Wuhan University of Technology, China.

  The positions need to be filled by August 1st, 2016 – or as soon as possible thereafter.

  Job description

  The future postdoctoral research associates will be working in a group focusing on the development of bioprocesses for the production of commodity chemicals from C1 compounds including bioinorganic photosynthesis, microbial electrosynthesis and syngas fermentation. The group is also aiming at developing other technologies at the interface of electrochemistry and microbiology such as bioelectrical sensors and electrofermentation.

  Position 1 in the field of photo (electrochemistry):

  The postdoctoral research associate #1 will focus on:

  a) Developing optimal photoanodes and photocathodes for bioionorganic photosynthesis.

  b) Developing novel cathodes and anodes for microbial electrosynthesis applications

  c) Optimizing reactor designs for bioinorganic photosynthesis and/or microbial electrosynthesis.

  Qualifications

  The candidate should:

  a) Have a PhD in relevant field obtained in the last 3 years

  b) Have a proven track record within the field of (photo)-electrochemistry or bioelectrochemistry

  c) Have a strong work ethics

  d) Be able to communicate and write technical documents in English

  e) Be a team player comfortable with an international group

  Preferably the candidate should have experience with photoelectrodes development and manipulation.

  Position 2 in the field of synthetic biology:

  The postdoctoral research associate #2 will focus on:

  a) Developing genetic tools to study the metabolism of electrotrophic bacteria

  b) Engineering electrotrophic bacteria for the production of multiple chemical commodities from C1 compounds

  c) Engineering electrotrophic bacteria to augment bioinorganic photosynthesis and/or microbial electrosynthesis productivity

  Qualifications

  The candidate should:

  a) Have a PhD in relevant field obtained in the last 3 years

  b) Have a proven track record within the field of synthetic biology, microbiology, molecular biology, engineering and biochemistry

  c) Have a strong work ethics

  d) Be able to communicate and write technical documents in English

  e) Be a team player comfortable with an international group

  Preferably the candidate should have experience with microbial anaerobic cultivation techniques.

  Salary and terms of employment

  The annual salary will be no less than 120,000 RMB with other benefits according to the regulation of Wuhan University of Technology as well as national regulation.

  The period of employment is 2 years, with an option for subsequent extension.

  Further information

  For further information about the positions, please contact Prof. Zhang Tian at zhang@biosustain.dtu.dk or Dr. Li Yuan at liyuan2015@whut.edu.cn

  If you have any questions for the University, please contact the postdoctoral administration office: Ms. Ji at +86 02787161123 extension 602 or bhb@whut.edu.cn.

  We must have your online application by July 1st, 2016.

  Applications must be submitted directly to liyuan2015@whut.edu.cn as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. The files must include:

  a) Cover letter

  b) Curriculum vitae

  c) Copy of PhD certificate(s)

  d) Copies of selected publications (minimum 2)

  e) List of 3 references

  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

  All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.