Dr. Ahmed H. Badran’s laboratory at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard seeks to hire 2-3 highly motivated postdoctoral scholars. The Badran Lab is interested in applying synthetic biology principles to address shortcomings in the current understanding of conserved cellular processes. Specifically, we aspire to improve this understanding through a number of tools aimed at accelerating the evolution of macromolecular biosynthetic machinery and whole organisms, with a focus on developing orthogonal transcription/translation networks and defining the minimal biological requirements for functions within the central dogma. The postdoctoral scholar(s) would lead efforts towards the creation of robust circuits and reporters for cellular transcription and translation, as well as implement their designs in directed evolution experiments to generate novel biomolecules. This position will also include optimizing existing and developing improved methods for directed evolution, and rigorous troubleshooting of synthetic designs.
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