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Researcher Strain Development

Do you have a passion for molecular biology or biotechnology? Join a multi-disciplinary team that focuses on the translation of science and technology to a valuable commercial process. For the “Strain Development Team”of Photanol we are looking for a full-time candidate to strengthen the development and execution of cyanobacterial strain engineering strategies for the (improved) production of selected products.

Responsibilities include:

. Application and development of molecular techniques for strain construction and evaluation.

. Cultivating cyanobacteria to evaluate performance of developed strains.

. Finding creative and sustainable approaches to increase strain productivity and robustness.

. Development of new strain engineering tools and research protocols.

In brief, we are looking for a candidate with the following characteristics:

. Background in microbiology or biotechnology (MSc level)

. Proven track record in molecular biology and strain development.

. Experience with cultivation of cyanobacteria / algae would be highly appreciated.

. Target-oriented, organized, and a team player.

. Good reporting and writing skills in English.

Interested? Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Dr. Aniek D. van der Woude

Lead Scientist Strain Development



Would you like to become part of the Photanol story?

Turning elegant photosynthetic bacteria into commercial micro-factories is not a piece of cake.

MLO and HLO internships


We also welcome applications for MLO and HLO internships, for students specializing in Microbiology. You will be involved in the characterisation (growth and production) and scale-up of several production strains our strain development team delivers.

Please send your cover letter and resume to


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Amsterdam, 1098 XH

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