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Research Lab Manager
New Mexico State University
Immediate opening for a Lab Manager Position in the Corcoran Lab at NMSU. See link for more details and come see me to discuss other opportunities. I currently have openings for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
Postdoctoral Researcher
New Mexico State University
New Mexico State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to advance a DOE-funded project focused on developing and testing antivirulence strategies to protect algal crops from predation in the field. For more information on the project, see: The researcher, working under the supervision of Dr. Alina Corcoran (, will be responsible for leading and supporting lab and field experiments. This is a 1-year full-time position with benefits (health, dental, life, disability, and retirement plan), starting in January 2024. Continued employment past the first year is dependent on performance.

The minimum qualifications for the position include:
• a Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, or other relevant discipline,
• laboratory experience demonstrating an attention to detail and commitment to safe work practices,
• the demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) well in a professional scientific context,
• the ability to work across both small and large teams, and a
• commitment to achieving results in a complex social and organizational setting

Preferred qualifications for the position include:
• experience cultivating phytoplankton and bacteria, and
• a strong working knowledge of algal-bacteria interactions.

Position start date is January 1, 2024. Please come talk to me if you are interested in the position.

Research Director
As the Research Director at Gross-Wen Technologies, you will play a crucial role in leading all research activities for the development of algae-based wastewater treatment and biomass valorization. This includes collaboration with world leading research organizations including national laboratories, universities and industry. You will work closely with the GWT executive leadership team in setting and executing research direction and focus of the organization. Key tasks include managing external relationships, grant writing, defining research focus areas, supervising research, report writing, presenting results at national and international conferences.
Research Manager
As a Research Manager at Gross-Wen Technologies, you will play a crucial role in designing and executing our research projects. You will work closely with the Director of Research and supervise Research Technicians and other GWT personnel. Key activities include designing and executing experiments, maintaining equipment, and contributing to the overall success of our research initiatives. This role will also work closely with external clients to manage projects and develop reports.
Technology Innovation and Service Manager
The Technology Innovation and Service Manager will participate with a team to develop and test mechanical improvements to the RAB system. They will also be responsible for hands-on servicing of both routine and non-routine servicing of RAB deployments. Travel will occur each month and can range from weeks to days at locations throughout the United States and occasionally globally. The role works to support the internal operation and deployment of RAB systems, as well as supporting our customers in the overall operation of their facilities and the integration of the RAB process. 
Research Lab Technician
As a Research Lab Technician at Gross-Wen Technologies, you will play a crucial role in supporting our research projects and ensuring the smooth operation of our laboratory. You will work closely with the Research Managers and other GWT Personnel, assisting with experiments, maintaining equipment, and contributing to the overall success of our research initiatives.
Manufacturing Manager
The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with external manufacturing partners. You will work closely with these partners to ensure that production processes, quality standards, and delivery schedules align with our company's objectives. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in manufacturing management and a proven ability to manage external suppliers effectively.
Process Analyst and Engineer, Post-Doctoral Position
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The Advanced Energy Systems group (AES) is focused on applied research and development in the areas of chemical conversions, applied advanced materials, and the development of novel processes. The AES group is currently seeking a Post Doc Research Associate – Process Modeling and Analysis to contribute to a broad base of research and development, including carbon capture and utilization, negative emission technologies, advanced separations, and thermochemical and biochemical conversions of biomass to biofuels.
postdoctoral researcher/research scientist
Montana State University
The Gerlach- and Fields-Laboratories at Montana State University are seeking up to two postdoctoral researchers/research scientists to work with a dynamic team of researchers at Montana State University, its Center for Biofilm Engineering and collaborators throughout industry and the research & development community, including national labs.
We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers/research scientists with interest/experience in
·       algal cultivation,
·       algal biomass and algal culture medium characterization,
·       mathematical modeling of fluid dynamics, mass transfer or microbial metabolism,
·       the use of molecular techniques (DNA/RNA based analyses including nucleic acid extraction, amplification, sequencing, sequence analysis, phylogenetic and metagenomic analyses, differential gene expression analyses, etc.),
·       computational analysis of -omics datasets (bioinformatics),
·       microbial ecology,
·       analytical chemistry (-omics and mass-spectrometry would be a plus), and
·       reactor-based cultivation of microbes (algae/cyanobacterial cultivation experience is a plus)

The postdoctoral researcher(s)/research scientist(s) would participate in and lead research in community ecology, organismal interactions as well as algal biofuel and bioproduct development research in high pH/high alkalinity environments.
An excellent benefits package is available. Additional ‘benefits’ would be to live in or around beautiful Bozeman, MT, in proximity to Yellowstone National Park, blue ribbon trout streams, world-class skiing, and endless outdoor recreational opportunities.
Interested parties, please contact Robin Gerlach at with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of professional references (reference letters are not required at this point) summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microbial Biomanufacturing
Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Bioscience Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral candidates interested in physiology and engineering of microbial platforms for the production of fuels, chemicals, and materials. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists, postdoctoral researchers, technicians and students seeking to develop new bio-based technologies to address the Nation’s need for petroleum replacements. Specifically, this research will focus on the generation of sustainable aviation fuels and co-products from photosynthetic intermediates.

Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong technical background in one or more of the following areas: synthetic biology, molecular biology, microbiology, biomanufacturing, machine learning.
Demonstrated working experience in the field of microbial biomanufacturing, especially in microalgae/cyanobacterial platforms and/or cell-free systems.
Ability to independently design, conduct and troubleshoot experiments.
Excellent writing and communication skills, and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
Education/Experience: Ph.D. in biology, microbiology, biotechnology or a related STEM field completed within the last five years or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment.
Desired Qualifications:
Prior experience in genetic manipulation of photosynthetic microbes or development of cell-free production systems.
Experience with data analysis applied to biomanufacturing and chemical catalysis/bioconversion problems.
Knowledge of molecular/synthetic biology methods and microbial characterization assays (‘Omics, flow cytometry, microscopy, etc) or analytical methods for biomass characterization (HLPC, GC, etc.)
Strong programming skills and experience with machine learning analysis of ‘omics data.
Instrumentation and Controls Engineer
Global Algae Innovations
Job Summary: This position is responsible for researching, designing, developing, and installing devices and systems for automation at algae farms and labs. These approaches will be applied for algae cultivation and processing as well as manufacturing of equipment and instrumentation. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and anticipated results. Work is reviewed at milestones or at completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Document findings, communicate results to team, and may represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small contracts or single component projects. Provide directions to technicians and may lead a team of moderately experienced professionals. May coordinate segments of a specific project and may have frequent inter-organization and customer contact on difficult technical issues. Must be able to travel.

This is not a complete job description. Please visit the link for the full description.
Global Algae Innovations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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