University of Toronto (U of T)

Post Doctoral Fellow

U of T

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Post-doctoral Fellow Position Available in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

Post-doctoral position in the area of metabolic engineering, systems microbiology, and metabolic flux analysis, is available at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto. This position is a part of collaborative research project.




The University of Toronto is looking for candidates with experience in metabolic engineering of Lactobacillus to join an exciting team of synthetic biologists and metabolic engineers ( The project will entail the engineering of a Lactobacillus species to overproduce desired metabolites for therapeutic applications. The successful candidate will work with a diverse team of researchers that focus on developing novel strategies to treat human health including strategies focused on engineering the gut microbiome. 


Candidates must have experience in:

  • An understanding of Lactobacillus physiology
  • Metabolic engineering of Lactobacillus
  • State-of-the-art genome editing methods


Preference given to those candidate with additional experience in:

  • High throughput gene assembly
  • Metabolic modelling
  • Strain/enzyme rational or random evolution principles
  • Building/designing bio-sensors


The position requires a Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemical engineering or related discipline. The initial appointment term is for a year with the possibility of longer term extension. Interested candidates should send their CV with at least two references to: and use subject: Ref:MBD2019.


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Post Doctoral Fellow