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Synthetic Biologist, Australian Genome Foundry

Macquarie University

PRIMARY DETAIL An exciting opportunity to work for an innovative team that supports and enables cutting-edge synthetic biology research and commercialisation. • Build networks and collaborate with industry leaders • From $99,739 to $108,139 per annum (Level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading • Full-time, 2 years fixed term. Based at Macquarie University (North Ryde) THE ROLE The Faculty of Science and Engineering is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Synthetic Biologist to join our newly established Australian Genome Foundry .

In this newly created role, you will provide technical leadership and molecular and microbiology expertise across academic and industry projects and contribute to the success of the Australian Genome Foundry (AGF) through communication, collaboration and integration between data scientists, molecular biologists, academics, industry staff, and other team members. Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer, you will: Provide advice and advanced molecular biology, microbiology, and flow-cytometry expertise across our biofoundry facility Design biological systems such as plasmids, gene knockouts, gene circuits, and metabolic pathways Undertake method development for high throughput DNA assembly, genomic modification, microbial transformation, multi-well plate culturing, liquid handling robot protocols, metabolite/protein extraction, and flow cytometry Act as technical lead role for assigned projects, ensuring technical scope is clearly articulated and understood, develop best fit solutions and work with team members and key stakeholders to deliver in scope components on time and to budget Liaise with facility users to integrate molecular and microbiology effectively into the synthetic biology DBTL cycle Produce documentation for project proposals, reviews, systems analysis and tests, and for operations and maintenance manuals Present at project reviews, project meetings, conferences, etc. Mentor and support team members and contribute to research activities About You You are an experienced scientist with technical leadership and molecular and microbiology expertise in delivering synthetic biology and metabolic engineering solutions.

You will have extensive experience working with flow cytometry and Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) within complex multi-stakeholder environments and thrive working in a collaborative and supportive team. You will have excellent communication and collaboration skills, coupled with strong conceptual and analytical skills. You will be solutions focussed, agile with the ability to build rapport and manage effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

About Us Located at Macquarie University and within the Faculty of Science and Engineering , the Australian Genome Foundry is a high-throughput strain engineering facility with a highly automated workflow. This means rather than having a researcher building one strain at a time manually, t.


Date22 November 2022

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