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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Postdoctoral Researcher - Molecular Biology/Biochemistry in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Postdoctoral Researcher - Molecular Biology/Biochemistry



CO - Golden


Position Type

Postdoc (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

Successful candidate will lead metabolic engineering in efforts in yeast and microalgal hosts. The successful candidate will serve as a technical lead on a project targeting development of microalgal systems with enhanced CO2 capture and conversion capacity, including protein engineering, screening, and expression in eukaryotic hosts.


Basic Qualifications

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.


Additional Required Qualifications

Candidates must display an ability to maintain a well-organized lab notebook and communicate scientific results effectively. Candidates will be expected to mentor junior staff. Successful candidates are also expected to possess strong scientific writing skills, as demonstrated with a strong publication track record, and the capacity to contribute to internal reports, manuscripts, and funding opportunity proposals.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a closely related field conferred by the position start date. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in:

• Eukaryotic microbial cultivation, screening, and physiology, with preference given to candidates that have experience working with non-model microalgae and/or yeast systems.

• Molecular cloning and associated techniques including PCR, plasmid design, DNA isolation and editing, and genetic transformation.

• Experience in protein engineering, library generation, recombinant protein expression hosts, and biochemical detection methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications


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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

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