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Postdoctoral Researcher – Metabolic Modeling

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 $71.3K - $117.6K

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  • You must be a recent PhD graduate with strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail, able to deliver quality results within tight deadlines. Experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, modeling, programming, and systems biology is preferred.
  • You will independently and collaboratively plan and execute research, communicate results, author publications, and work in a multidisciplinary team.

Graduate Job

Research & DevelopmentGolden


  • A postdoctoral researcher role is available in NREL’s Renewable Resources and Enabling Sciences Center. Successful candidates will work in the Agile BioFoundry project to conduct modeling of metabolic pathways, computational systems biology, and machine learning towards the production of renewable chemicals from biomass-derived sugars in collaboration with a large, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team. Candidates will work with systems biology and computational biology tools throughout their postdoctoral tenure to make recommendations to improve strain performance, develop new methods to integrate and learn from multi-omics datasets, and to examine pan-scale performance of engineered microbial strains. This work will lead to industrially relevant strain performance through Design-Build-Test-Learn and scale-up activities.  The initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal up to three years.


  • Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.* Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.
  • Additional Required Qualifications:
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver high-quality results within aggressive timelines
  • Strong record of quality peer-reviewed publications
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Research experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, biological systems modeling, flux balance analysis, and machine learning
  • Demonstrated experience in Python and/or other relevant programming languages
  • Systems biology experience

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • The successful candidate will be able to:
  • work both independently and collaboratively as needed
  • co-design the planning and execution of research with other researchers
  • communicate scientific results effectively, both in written and oral formats
  • author peer-reviewed publications, and
  • work effectively in a large, multidisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, and engineers.


Work type

Full time

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71300 - 117599 USD