Research Scientist/Microbiology – Phaxtec Inc.

The Phaxtec team is looking for a motivated team member with a strong experience in metabolic engineering, genetics and systems biology of microbial system as well as analytical chemistry (LS-MS/MS; HPLS, SLS/DLS, NMR). Strong computational skills are desired. The successful applicant will contribute to ongoing research in the area of sustainable plastic developments. The responsibilities include construction and screening of novel metabolic traits of PHA-producing bacteria, identification of metabolic bottlenecks using systems-level approaches (metabolomics, RNA-seq, isotope tracing) and designing novel strategies for improving production. He/she will contribute to the extraction and characterization of PHA preparations, and the development of novel fermentation strategies.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in microbiology or biochemistry, significant experience in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and some experience in analytical chemistry. Good communication, presentation and writing skills are required.

Position is offered initially for 12 months and depending on company funding, become a permanent position. The person would have the ability to grow to become part of the core PHAXTEC Team.


Start date: March 1, 2022  (negotiable).

To apply, send your resume/cover letter/email to, with the SUBJECT: Microbiologist


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Formal inquiries are strongly encouraged, please email:

Anindya Mukherjee, CEO

919 803 9079