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(Awards #1522074 / 1521925 / 1521759).

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The Living Computing Project has opportunities available for students, post-docs, and researchers who are passionate about learning and advancing the synthetic biology community. To get started, just click apply under one of the positions below!

    Biological Design Center

     610 Commonwealth Avenue       

                  Boston, MA

    Synthetic Biology Center

           500 Technology Square,   

                Cambridge, MA

        Lincoln Laboratories

               244 Wood Street,

                 Lexington, MA

Head Computational Lab Tech - Living Computing Project

Full-time (40+ hours a week) computation assistance. Have BS or MS in computer engineering, computer science, or related fields. Have 2+ years of experience in computer networks and systems maintenance. Know coding languages and programming expertise (e.g. MATLAB, Python) and good problem-solving ability. Be familiar with the software development life cycle, from system analysis to tests and deployment, Git (for management of source code), basic algorithms, and object-oriented programming. Duties also include providing ad hoc assistance to lab members, and proper experimental data documentation and communication. Have strong oral and written communication skills. Preference given to applicants living in Boston area. 2-3 technical references needed. Candidates must send a CV to Samuel Oliveira (damplab@bu.edu).bout? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Head Experimental Lab Tech - Living Computing Project

Full-time (40+ hours a week) laboratory assistance. Have a BS or MS degree in molecular biology, synthetic biology experience is a plus. Have experience with media preparation, molecular biology techniques as PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA purification, bacterial transformation, autoclaving, and preparing glassware and labware for research experiments in a biotech lab. Duties also include providing ad hoc assistance to lab members, and proper experimental data documentation and communication. Have strong oral and written communication skills. Preference given to applicants living in Boston area. 2-3 technical references needed. Candidates must send a CV to Samuel Oliveira (damplab@bu.edu).

Technical Administrator - Living Computing Project

The “Living Computing Project” is looking to hire a part time technical administrator to manage the project’s associated websites, oversee its social media platform, and organize meetings and events. This position will require working closely with the “Living Computing Project’s” principal investigator, Prof. Douglas Densmore, as well as Boston University staff and resources to identify and resolve logistical needs for the team. Some of these needs will be technical, such as maintaining and updating the project’s website while others will be administrative, such as communicating announcements and reserving meeting spaces. With that said, strong communication skills are required as well as the ability to independently contact resources and work with other team members.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Living Computing Project (Densmore Lab)

The “Living Computing Project” is actively recruiting a full time postdoctoral research fellow to help develop computational paradigms in software to support digital, analog, memory, and communication mechanisms in living systems. Specifically, the researcher will work with principle investigators at Boston University, MIT, and Lincoln Labs to quantify the behavior of bacterial and mammalian synthetic biological systems to create metrics and software tools to forward engineer biological systems. These systems will be created using design principles used to create digital, analog, memory and communication systems in computer science.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Living Computing Project (Wong Lab)

A NSF funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Boston University. We are seeking a talented postdoctoral fellow to help develop foundational synthetic biology technologies and infrastructures to facilitate biological engineering. The postdoctoral fellow will work in an interdisciplinary and highly dynamic environment in the newly launched NSF Expedition in Computing Center for Living Computing and the BU Biological Design Center.

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