Fungal Geneticist

Fermtech

Fungal Geneticist

Fermtech

Oxford, United Kingdom

Introduction

We are Fermtech, an Oxford-based biotech company who are driven by the application of biotechnology to solving the climate crisis. We focus on taking state of the art fermentation technologies and applying them to lowcost food production.

We are looking for a Fungal Geneticist with extensive knowledge and skills in fungal biology to play a pivotal role in expanding our capabilities to produce food proteins at our research site. A successful candidate would help to design a productive fungal strain for high yield protein fermentation in bioreactor systems. This position will involve working in close collaboration with other researchers to ensure commercial production of high-quality food protein.

Skills & Experience

  • Ph.D in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry (preferably in the fungal genetics field);
  • At least 3 years of experience with fungal cell culture systems, fungal genetics, and fungal protein expression;
  • Extensive experience in using assays to interrogate protein biology, such as protein folding and stability;
  • Versatile molecular biology experience including qPCR, CRISPR-Cas9, molecular cloning, Western Blot, ELISA, fluorescent microscopy, and other cellular and molecular assays;
  • Experience of work with bioreactors for protein fermentation;
  • Proven track record for solving complex scientific problems and delivering high quality results, as demonstrated through an excellent publication history, supported by evidence of major individual contributions;
  • Very strong verbal and written communication and team working skills.

Key responsibilities

  • Ability to design and execute complex experiments, including targeted genetic transfections of fungi;
  • Champion and leverage cutting edge molecular cell biology techniques and technologies for in vitro screening of fungal clones;
  • Effectively distil complex, multi-dimensional data and results into concise concepts and clearly propose strategic and experimental actions;
  • Proactively communicate and work highly effectively within and between teams;
  • Collaborate extensively and work on shared projects with other scientific colleagues and cross-functional teams.

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