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Opportunity at U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)

Synthetic Biology for Advancing Materials Science


Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Chemistry & Chemical Technology

RO# Location
11.01.01.C0026 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210105423


Name E-mail Phone
DeCoste, Jared Bernard 410.417.2815


ECBC is developing a new program for advancing materials science through synthetic biology. We are looking for a recent graduate with a research background rooted in synthetic biology. In this opportunity we will be programming microorganisms to produce molecular feedstocks that have unique properties that can be incorporated into materials. For instance, biological processes can be used to create porphyrin derivatives (such as chlorophyll and hemoglobin), which have applications in light harvesting for energy storage and catalysis applications. The ideal candidate will be able to not only work independently, but also be successful working with a team of interdisciplinary scientists to design principles for the sequestration of molecular feedstocks of interest, as well as incorporation and characterization of these feedstocks into a diverse array of materials of interest. Additional opportunities may exist in the area of synthetic biology for materials science.


Synthetic biology; Materials science; Light harvesting; Microbiology;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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