We are seeking a plant biotechnologist who lives and breathes plant design, specifically flower bloom engineering in the context of industrial biotechnology. Successful candidates are expected to exhibit hands-on experimental research proficiency at the interaction of morphogenesis and plant genetics. Of particular significance is an insight into trait development and digital phenotyping in angiosperms. Additionally, skills in identifying and classifying molecular plant promoter sequences to transcriptional functions as modular kit-of-parts for existing or designed functionality, would be key. The candidate should exhibit familiarity with model plants chosen for their speed of growth and an ability to design, engineer, image, grow and maintain these plant cultures as synthetically engineered platforms with high levels of care.
Projects included in this job description combine applied science, experimental design and long-term translation of research at the intersection of plant biology, design and robotics. The position is highly interdisciplinary combining computational, wet-lab and robotic approaches.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*All applications, including the email, CV, and cover letter, should be written in English.
Candidates are expected to lead research as part of tight-knit interdisciplinary teams. The candidate should have strong communication skills (verbal, written and visual) and an eye for visuals. Individuals applying should submit a strong portfolio (publications, projects, or other) that highlights “out-of-the-box” thinking and a willingness to question standard research practices.
About Neri Oxman
Operating at the intersection of technology and biology, architect and designer Neri Oxman is calling for a fundamental shift in the way we design and construct the built environment, from consuming Nature to augmenting her.
With Material Ecology, Oxman has pioneered a field that promotes previously impossible opportunities for design; informing how buildings and products are made and how their shape and material composition may perform in harmony with the ecosystems they inhabit.