We engineer microbes to produce sustainable products
directly from CO2

Acetogens naturally ferment CO2 and derived 1-carbon compounds into acetate. These microbes could be used to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals through metabolic and bioprocess engineering. In particular, modifying acetogen genomes is needed to redirect carbon fluxes from acetate to other value-added products. In this context, our research group at TU Vienna is offering 2 internships in microbial genetic engineering.

What you will learn

  • Microbiology: Work with gas-fermenting, strictly anaerobic bacteria
  • Depending on the internship, modify the genome of an industrially-relevant acetogen by:
  • Forward genetics: Develop a genome editing tool based on the CRISPR technology
  • Reverse genetics: Use mutagens and laboratory evolution to select valuable phenotypes

Who we are looking for

• Background in biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry or comparable
• Interested in anaerobic cultivations, molecular biology and microbial genetics
• Open-minded and eager to learn new methodology and techniques
• High degree of independence, commitment and reliability
• Proficient English communication skills

Working at TU Wien

• Start: expected in Spring 2023 (flexible) – 6 month minimum
• Compensation of € 300/month, supervision by PhD students and Postdoc
• Integration in the Sustainable Bioprocess Solutions group at TU Wien

Please contact Dr. Rémi Hocq remi.hocq@tuwien.ac.at

We looking forward to your application!