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Allylix is an equal opportunity employer looking for talented people to join our growing team. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth and development in an enjoyable and motivating work environment.
Allylix, Inc. is a biotechnology company that uses genetically engineered yeast to manufacture fine chemicals by fermentation. Allylix has the following full time position opening in its Lexington, Kentucky research laboratory:
Senior Research Scientist, Metabolic Engineering - Lexington, KY
The metabolic engineering senior research scientist will work hands on and lead and mentor a small group of scientists to characterize biological pathways and constituent enzymes for the production of target molecules in genetically engineered yeast. The primary duties will be to evaluate strains and processes for the production of renewable chemicals by analysis of carbon flow and assay of critical enzymes and metabolites. Scientists will design and implement assay methodologies for the relevant enzymes and metabolites, determine which genes and enzymes are over- and underrepresented, and participate in developing strategies, strains and processes to provide optimum carbon flux to products. These positions require extensive knowledge of biochemical pathways and enzymology, as well as a broad, genomic and proteomic view and approach to yeast biology. The positions require a PhD in metabolic engineering, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, synthetic biology, or related discipline and extensive experience in enzymology, protein purification, metabolic flux analysis, genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics and a thorough understanding of microbial genetics and physiology. Strong analytic chemistry and biochemistry skills utilizing various spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques are also required.
Strain Development Research Assistant - Lexington, KY
Research assistants working under the supervision of senior scientists will implement strategies for development of strains capable of high level, economical production of commercial products. These positions will require a BS or higher in life sciences, preferably with several years of industrial research experience and working knowledge of laboratory methods in microbiology, molecular biology, and/or biochemistry. Experience in areas of DNA purification, PCR, gene cloning and expression, and handling, maintaining, and cultivating microorganisms is required.
As a growing entrepreneurially-spirited company, Allylix is looking for creative, energetic individuals who work well in a team environment and have good communication skills.The successful candidate must be eager to learn new skills and be able to multitask. As the company grows and brings its products to market, there will be exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth for dedicated individuals.
Interested applicants should forward their resumes to Maly Vongsenekeo at firstname.lastname@example.org.