Participate in ongoing programs involving the isolation of genes of
commercial interest, development and implementation of transformation
techniques for use in microalgae, selection of algal strains for improved
commercial characteristics, uptake kinetics for a variety of organic
compounds, characterization of mutants in selected biochemical pathways.
Pathways of interest include fatty acid biosynthesis in microalgae.
EXPERIENCE: Must have extensive experience with standard molecular
techniques, including gene isolation, cloning, sequencing, PCR,
electrophoresis, and blotting techniques. Experience with standard protein
isolation procedures, uptake kinetics of organic compounds and elucidation
of biochemical pathways preferred.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline.
Scientists at the junior of senior level are invited to apply.
CONTACT: Dr. Kirk E. Apt
Director of Molecular Biology/Fermentation
Martek Biosciences Corp
6480 Dobbin Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
<Kirkapt at martekbio.com>
Martek Biosciences Corporation <http://www.martekbio.com> is a world leader
in the development and manufacture of high value products from microalgae.
The Company's products include: (1) specialty, nutritional oils for infant
formula, nutritional supplements and food ingredients. (2) high value
stable isotope labeled reagents and technologies to visualize molecular
interactions for drug discovery and development and; (3) new, powerful
fluorescent markers for diagnostics, rapid miniaturized screening, and gene
and protein detection