Research Associate in Bacterial Synthetic Biology (Kehoe lab)

Indiana University

United States


Position Summary

A full-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Professor David M. Kehoe in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington. The successful candidate will investigate, design, and build light-color controlled transcription pathways in photoautotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria for use in biotechnology and medicine using a marine phytoplankton system studied in the Kehoe laboratory (see Shukla et al, 2012, PNAS 109: 20136-20141; Sanfilippo et al, 2016, PNAS 113: 6077–6082; Grebert et al, 2018, PNAS 115: E2010-E2019; Kronfel et al, 2019, J Biol Chem 294: 3987-3999; Sanfilippo et al, 2019, PNAS 116: 6457-6462). See also


Basic Qualifications

This position requires either a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Biology or a related field and previous research experience in both protein biochemistry and molecular biology.

This position requires a positive attitude and solid work ethic, as well as good communication skills and the ability to work well with others in a laboratory setting.


Department Contact for Questions

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. David Kehoe (

For all other inquiries, please contact Jeremy Bennett (


Salary and Rank

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.


Special Instructions

Please submit a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in this position, previous education and laboratory experience, curriculum vitae, copies of any publications, and the names of at least three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to

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Bloomington is a vibrant small city with an outstanding quality of life in the forested hills of southern Indiana (


Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

  1. Research Paper 1
  2. Research Paper 2
  3. Research Paper 3
  4. List Of References

In your application, please refer to