Internship offer for Master Biotechnology Students
Thursday, 10 October, 2019 - 10:47
Norwegian University of Science and Technology PhotoSynLab
Offer for Internship/Master thesis
Position: Internship/Master thesis
Subject: Genetic engineering, molecular biology, synthetic biology Start date: February/March 2020
Application deadline: 30th of January 2020 (the sooner the better) Duration: 5 to 9 months (flexible)
Location: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway) Laboratory: PhotoSynLab (www.photosynlab.org)
The project aims to develop orthogonal systems (amino acyl tRNA synthetase (aaRS) - tRNA) for non- canonical amino acid incorporation in algae. The selected candidate will use genetic engineering techniques coupled with fluorescence screening to establish a system allowing to go beyond the 20 canonical amino acids. This involves protein engineering of the aaRS, screening for new substrate and development of orthogonality.
Profile of the applicant:
Master student in biotechnology, molecular biology, synthetic biology or related fields;
Good knowledge and experience with DNA cloning techniques and gene assembly;
Knowledge of spectroscopy analysis and molecular separation techniques
Strong organizational skills;
Good writing skills;
Fluent in English.
Insights into high level orthogonal systems and protein engineering
Genetic engineering techniques (design, cloning, transformation, sequencing);
Development of screening methods
Analysis techniques: spectroscopy, fluorimetry, protein purification,
Scientific report/manuscript writing;
PhotoSynLab is part of the microbial biotechnology division, under the faculty of Natural Sciences Faculty of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, a prestigious Scandinavian university situated in Trondheim in the heart of Norway. The group is composed of 14 young researchers led by Adjunct Associate Professor Lale and Associate Professor Hohmann-Marriott and enjoys a multicultural, dynamic and cheerful environment.
The lab has various research activities within the fields of biophysics, nanotechnology, photosynthesis and synthetic biology. We are working with a wide range of microorganisms spanning across the bacterial and eukaryotic domains of life, with a special focus on photosynthetic organisms.
A research in PhotoSynLab can provide a fruitful environment to learn many techniques and discover diverse aspects of molecular biology research. This internship is a perfect launch for a young scientific career and will give you the opportunity to establish useful connections within the field.
Apply by sending your resume and a short email describing your interests in the project to the following email address: