Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
650 East High St., 64 Engineering Building, Oxford
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Andrew Jones


Chemical, Paper & Biomedical Engineering:  The Jones Research Group at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio is seeking a Research Assistant/Associate to assist in conducting industrial biotechnology research in the areas of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology and to play a key role on a project to enhance the production of bioactive small molecules from a variety of microbial hosts.

A wide range of technologies will be used to develop enhanced strains and processes including, but not limited to, transcriptional and translational pathway optimization, media optimization, fed-batch bioreactor optimization, as well as conventional metabolic engineering assisted by the development of novel synthetic biology tools. Top candidates will be team players who are capable scientists with a desire to work on exciting and ever-changing projects as directed by the lab PI.

The position is funded through a sponsored research agreement between Miami University and PsyBio Therapeutics, Inc. ( and will be a 1-year term with the mutual option for renewal contingent on performance and funding availability.

Required: Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or related areas by date of appointment; experience in microbial fermentation and familiarity with a range of molecular cloning techniques. Applicant must have strong organizational capability, experience with data analysis and presentation, and strong communication skills.  This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Consideration may be given to candidates with 5+ years of relevant post-graduation experience, understanding of lab-scale bioreactor operation, metabolite analysis by HPLC and LCMS, chromosomal integration in bacteria, comparative genomics, and yeast genetics.

Submit cover letter (including a brief description of research interests) and curriculum vitae to  Direct inquiries to Andrew Jones at Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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