Industry Job Opportunities

Is your company or organization seeking a new employee? The Algae Biomass Organization will post job openings pertinent to the algal industry on its website for 30 days.

Platinum, Gold, and Corporate members of the ABO receive this service free of charge. Non-ABO members or members holding a non-qualifying membership may purchase job listings for $100 for 30 days. Please send job description and qualification requirements to: info@algaebiomass.org

Photosynthetic Cell Culture R&D

MicroBio Engineering Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on microalgae-based wastewater treatment, renewable energy, animal feeds and related processes and bioproducts.  MBE supports corporate, government and university clients in the research, development and engineering of algae cultivation, bioenergy and biomass production and environmental remediation technologies.

Job Description

The prospective applicant will work in a small team to conduct research related to photosynthetic culture systems and biomass production, both laboratory and outdoors, ranging from basic studies to commercial applications. The successful candidate will work in a unique research setting alongside experienced industry professionals and will contribute to ongoing projects and help develop new opportunities in this field.  Strong research background and writing skills are required in this position.

Duties

  • Microbiology/Biotechnology research – algae cultures, strains, genomics, genetics.
  • Design and carry out experimental protocols; culture maintenance, monitoring.
    • Data analysis, write reports, help prepare proposals and publications on research.

Qualifications

  • Biology / Microbiology / Biochemistry/ Biochemical Engineering or similar, with Ph.D. or advanced degree and equivalent experience.
  • Able to safely lift 30 lbs and a valid driver license, US native or permanent resident status.

Salary and benefits

MicroBio Engineering Inc. offers competitive compensation dependent on qualifications and experience, including health and other benefits. .

Please email your C.V. and cover letter to info@microbioengineering.com.  Save files with the format “Last name, First name, CV” and “Last name, First name, Cover Letter”.  Indicate earliest available start date.

Postdoctoral Opportunity

Description: The Posewitz laboratory at the Colorado School of Mines is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research scientist with expertise in algal physiology, microbiology, photosynthesis, biochemistry and/or molecular biology. Research responsibilities include using directed evolution and metabolic engineering strategies to improve biotechnology phenotypes. Additionally, the available projects will leverage advanced research tools for fundamental studies into metabolic regulation and photosynthetic activity in eukaryotic algae. Interested individuals should email a CV, including the contact information for three references, to mposewit@mines.edu.

Postdoc Opportunity

Postdoctoral Fellow
Mayfield Lab, Cal-CAB, UC San Diego:
Two year appointment

Description: The California Center for Algae Biotechnology at UC San Diego is seeking a highly motivated research scientist. Qualified candidates must have a PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or other biotechnology related degree. A demonstrated ability in molecular genetics is required while expertise in computational biology or high throughput screening of single celled organisms is desirable. Previous work in algae is desired but not essential. The project objective is to develop and demonstrate advanced genetic tools for engineering green algae for the production of high value products such as recombinant proteins and lipids. The position will remain open until filled. Outstanding and highly motivated candidates with a PhD should apply by email to ff21-personnel@ucsd.edu and include a CV, names and contact information for three references and description of your specific interest in our research program.

Associate Research Scientist

Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Position:  R-009191

Full description & application on the Website:  https://agrilifeas.tamu.edu/hr/careers-employment/

Minimum Requirements:

Education – PhD in related area of specialization

Experience – At least three (3) years of experience in area of specialization

 

Job Description:

Lead a team of mariculture technicians conducting research in algae cultures for the Gulf Coastal of Texas, including evaluation of algae strains, development of “Best Management Practices, utilization of algae components, and economic feasibility studies of production alternatives. Serve as Facilities Manager for AgriLife Mariculture Laboratory at Flour Bluff, including supervising all third party repair and construction jobs. Assist the Center director in the maintenance and operation of the Flour Bluff Mariculture Laboratory. Prepare and publish research findings, including reports to sponsors and professional journals. Cooperate with other scientists conducting research at the Flour Bluff Mariculture Laboratory, including mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Assist the Center Director as Safety Officer and other duties as required for the Flour Bluff Mariculture Laboratory. Other job related duties as required.

Postdoc Opportunity

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mayfield Lab, Cal-CAB, UC San Diego

Two year appointment

Description: 

The California Center for Algae Biotechnology at UC San Diego is seeking a highly motivated research scientist.  Qualified candidates must have a PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or other biotechnology related degree. A demonstrated ability in molecular genetics is required while expertise in computational biology or high throughput screening of single celled organisms is desirable. Previous work in algae is desired but not essential. The project objective is to develop and demonstrate advanced genetic tools for engineering green algae for the production of high value products such as recombinant proteins and lipids.

The position will remain open until filled.

Outstanding and highly motivated candidates with a PhD should apply by email to ff21-personnel@ucsd.edu  and include a CV, names and contact information for three references and description of your specific interest in our research program.

ABO Virtual Intern

Help us build the algae industry

Students – Are you interested in doing more for your industry while completing your degree? Help define the algae sector of today and shape the industry of tomorrow as an Algae Biomass Organization volunteer virtual intern. Internships of 8-12 weeks are available and are completely online. Interns serve a vital role by assisting ABO with industry and policy research, social media and communications. Interns leave their experience with a new understanding of the interconnections between research, industry, government and policy, along with exciting new insights and connections. 

Intern positions available for winter, spring and summer 2017.

Individuals interested in the ABO volunteer virtual internship program should send a brief cover letter and CV or resume to Barb Scheevel, bscheevel@algaebiomass.org.