Two postdoctoral positions in systems/synthetic biology are available at the Yoon Lab (Systems
Biology) in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA, USA).
The research group is a core part of the Massachusetts BioManufacturing Center
(www.uml.edu/mbmc) and Biomanufacturing Consortium (www.uml.edu/bpqc). Currently we are
looking for experienced and highly motivated post-doctoral fellows to support biomanufacturing
research projects and NIST/AMTech BSTC (Biomanufacturing Science and Technology Consortium)
roadmap project. The appointments are funded through NIST and pharmaceutical companies. The
research project aims at developing multi-omics analytics for biotherapeutic development and
manufacturing with phenotype characterization of mammalian CHO cells. The roadmap project is to
develop pre-competitive projects for biomanufacturing industry. The initial position is for one year,
with the second and third year of employment dependent upon performance in the previous year.
The position is available immediately, but starting date can be changed to accommodate the best-
Work for this position will largely involve developing and analyzing large multi-omics (gene
expression, cDNA sequence, protein, metabolites, glycosylation, trace element profiling) datasets of
media and cell-culture samples. The candidate will ideally have experience using bioinformatics
(chemometrics) tools to manipulate large sequence datasets and/or hands-on experience with CHO
cells. In addition, the candidate will also have the opportunity to get involved in several other on-
going projects in the research group. Major responsibilities for the research position include
experimentation, data collection, analysis, modeling and writing of manuscripts. Progress in these
areas will determine continuation of the appointment. The position will also involve some student
mentoring, organization of laboratory activities related to the project, and weekly meetings with the
PI and project collaborators.
NIST/AMTech project management position requires some project management skills. The PhD
degree requirement for this position will be waived with comparable skillsets.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and
student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive
environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to
identify your strengths in this area.
• Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences, or related field
• Experience with analyzing Illumina or other next-generation sequence data
• Experience with cell-culture, media development, analytical technology
To apply, combine the following documents into one PDF file: cover letter, CV, sample scholarly work
(or publication), description of scientific achievements (~one page), publication list, contact
information for two references. Send this PDF file as soon as possible to: [log in to unmask]
However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Seongkyu Yoon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, BMEBT, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director Massachusetts Biomanufacturing Center
Coordinator of Biopharmaceutical Consortium
Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell
1 University Ave., Lowell MA 01854
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