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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Synthetic Biology and Material Science


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering

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64.15.09.C0589 Washington, DC 203755321


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Zheng Wang 202-404-1007


The Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in synthetic biology and material science.

By participating in DoD and NASA funded research programs, the successful candidate will be responsible for (1) engineering biomanufacturing platforms to produce novel biomaterials using synthetic biology approaches; (2) developing and characterizing biopolymer composites for aerospace and biomedical applications. The candidate will have 2-3 years of financial support, access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and an opportunity for permanent employment based on performance and funding.

The candidate must have acquired a Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, synthetic biology, material science or a related field within the past five years and have demonstrated experience with molecular biology or material science techniques. Previous experience with genetic engineering and analytical chemistry is desirable but not required. The candidate must be well-organized, self-motivated and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

This Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available through a competitive process with the American Society for Engineering Education Program or NRC Research Associateship Program and will offer a salary of $86,300 per annum. U.S. residency or citizenship is required. Qualified candidates should send complete applications (curriculum vitae, description of research accomplishments and interests, contact information of three references) via e-mail to Dr. Zheng Wang ( The Naval Research Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



synthetic biology; material science; chemistry; genetic engineering; polymer composite


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$89,834.00 $3,000.00
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