SilicoLife is seeking a highly motivated person with a strong expertise on industrial biotechnology to work as Innovation Associate in the development of an innovation strategy towards the integrated rational design of cell factories for high value compounds combining in silico rational design with the latest advances in molecular biology.
This position is part of the H2020 SME Innovation Associate program, a new pilot action under the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme ‘Horizon 2020’ supporting European SMEs and Start-ups to recruit highly qualified associates from other countries to explore an innovation business idea. The action aims at overcoming barriers for EU SMEs and Start-ups to the recruitment of highly qualified specialists (PhD or equivalent) that are not available on the national job market, but whose knowledge would be crucial to open up opportunities for innovation and significant growth for the enterprise.
The selected candidate should have a strong knowledge of the industrial biotechnology sector and of its potential applications (e.g. cosmetics, fragrances and flavors, chemical building blocks or biopharma).