Post-doctoral positions available for proven puzzle-solvers

July 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Salis Lab at Penn State University is recruiting postdoctoral scholars to build a molecular security system to prevent unauthorized persons from sequencing or manipulating recombinant DNA / organisms. Please feel free to circulate this advertisement to whomever you think may be interested.

We seek highly motivated and productive candidates with a Ph.D. degree in the engineering or biological sciences (chemical engineering, bioengineering, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics) as well as experience in molecular cloning and microbiology. Strong analytical and quantitative skills are required. Familiarity with next-gen sequencing is desired. Salary and benefits will be competitive with engineering programs (above NIH scale).

Applications should be a single PDF file containing:

1. A cover letter describing your research and career interests
2. Your CV
3. Preprints of any publications on your CV that are not available on-line
4. Contact information for three references, including your most recent adviser

and ….

5. The answers to  the **DNA riddles** posed at http://salis.psu.edu/riddle.  Test your Fluency in DNA!

Applications should be sent to salis AT psu DOT edu using the subject line ‘Postdoctoral application’.

Feel free to send guesses to the DNA riddles (even if you’re not applying), but please refrain from publishing answers. They’re tricky …

More information available here.

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