The UMR « Metabolic Genomics » (Evry), is looking to recruit a highly motivated professor to create and lead a new research team in order to strengthen its synthetic biology activities. Expertise in areas such as protein and metabolic engineering, metabolic design, in silico modelling of metabolic networks, will be considered with particular interest. Topics that are part of the Circular Carbon Economy could also be an asset. In addition to the recurrent funding provided by the unit, this position is associated with an ATIGE funding from Genopole d’Evry (250 K€ HT over 3 years with the possibility of hiring lab assistants (fixed duration contracts), PhD students or postdocs). The recruited professor will have to speak French to ensure his 190 hours of teaching at the University of Evry (see below for Educational objectives).
Key words : Synthetic Biology, Metabolic engineering, Protein engineering, Biocatalysis, Bioinformatics, Metabolism, Structural analysis, Modelling,
Please send, cover letter, CV, publication record to Véronique de Berardinis, deputy director of the GM Unit / UMR8030 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications must be submitted via the Galaxie platform.
Laboratory description :
The « Metabolic Genomics » (GM) unit is located in Evry (30 km south-east of Paris). With a total permanent staff of about 100 people (affiliated to CEA, CNRS and the University of Evry), the unit develops its research activities through three research poles : (1) Exploration of the diversity of living organisms through the analysis of genomes and meta-genomes, with a flagship project consisting of exploring marine eukaryotes, including those of the Tara-Oceans expedition; (2) In- depth understanding of prokaryotic metabolism through combined bioinformatics and experimental approaches, in particular for the discovery of new chemical reactions catalysed by living organisms and their exploitation as an alternative to synthetic chemistry; (3) Diversification of the chemistry of living organisms through metabolic engineering / synthetic biology approaches with a special focus in the Circular Carbon Economy.
The “Génomique Métabolique” research unit is seeking to recruit a highly motivated scientist to create and lead a new research group that will be established to reinforce its synthetic biology activities (biomass valorization, C1 assimilation, xenobiology). In a very stimulating interdisciplinary environment, the successful candidate will develop independent and high quality research programs in the field of “Synthetic biology” with a special focus on white biotechnology. Expertise in areas such as protein and metabolic engineering, synthetic design of metabolism, structural analysis and enzyme modelling, in silico modeling of metabolic networks, will be considered with special interest.
Teaching courses concerned :
Master’s degree in Biology and Health, Computational biology, integrative biology and physiology, Université d’Evry-Paris-Saclay. Master’s degree (M2) System and Synthetic Biology, Université d’Evry-Paris-Saclay. Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences. Double Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences and Computer Science.
Educational objectives :
The recruited Professor must have a sufficient level of language to ensure the majority of the 190 hours of teaching in French. The recruited Professor will be involved in the master’s degree in biology and health, computational biology, and in integrative biology and physiology, more particularly in the master’s degree in System and Synthetic Biology (mSSB), for which the UEVE is the reference. He/she will also be involved in bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences and in double bachelor’s degree Life Sciences – computer science, specifically in molecular bioinformatics and/or functional genomics and/or biochemistry and/or molecular biology according to his/her CNU profile. Skills allowing taking charge of computational biology modules in the bachelor’s degree cycle will be a plus.
Teaching courses concerned :
Master’s degree in Biology and Health, Computational biology, integrative biology and physiology, Université d’Evry-Paris-Saclay. Master’s degree (M2) System and Synthetic Biology, Université d’Evry- Paris-Saclay
Research fields EURAXESS: R4 – Leading Researcher