Avalos Lab

The Avalos lab at Princeton University is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral or more senior research positions from highly qualified candidates interested in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology. We are a team of chemical and biological engineers, biochemists, molecular biologists, and microbiologists interested in developing biotechnological solutions to address challenges in renewable energy, sustainable manufacturing, and human health. Our group specializes in dynamical and spatial control of engineered metabolisms using techniques such as optogenetics, subcellular engineering of natural (mitochondria) and synthetic (protein liquid condensates) organelles, microbial consortia, synthetic biology, cellular engineering, and protein engineering.

The group is part of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as well as the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and is affiliated with the Department of Molecular Biology. Qualified candidates will be highly motivated, with a strong background in chemical and biological engineering, bioengineering, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics, or related fields. Experience in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, or yeast, is a plus but not necessary. The starting date is flexible.

For more information, please visit https://scholar.princeton.edu/jlagroup.

Princeton University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively seek students, faculty, and staff of exceptional ability and promise who share in our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, and who will bring a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. In doing so, we encourage applications from individuals whose personal identities, backgrounds and/or interests (as demonstrated by their research, teaching, service, mentoring and/or advising) align with our commitments and will contribute to the excellence and diversity, in its broadest terms, of our department.

Applicants should apply at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/20381 and include a cover letter, CV (including a list of publications), research interest statement (a discussion of past research, expertise, and research interests), and contact information for three references. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.