Wisconsin Energy Institute

JBEI Postdoctoral Appointee

Date Published: 

April 14, 2014

Position Type: 


Job Location: 

Emeryville, CA

Job Description: 

A postdoctoral position in the Biomass Science and Conversion Technologies Department is available immediately. The researcher will investigate the optimization of biofuels production from renewable lignocellulosic biomass as part of the Enzyme Engineering team at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).   This team investigates the enzymatic conversion of biomass components (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin) to their simpler components (e.g., monosaccharides and monolignols) within the overall research projects to enhance the production of biofuels from a variety of cellulosic biomass. The multidisciplinary team is using a combination of enzyme engineering, biochemical and biophysical characterization, structural and computational biology, high-throughput screening, and genomic and proteomic discovery to identify enzyme targets for modification and iterative improvement of their stability, activity and tolerance to targeted biomass pretreatment protocols.

Job Application Deadline: 

May 02, 2014