The Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) — a new U.S. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Center — is seeking dedicated postdoctoral researchers and graduate students to help grow, transform, and market biofuels and other bioproducts.
CABBI research teams will integrate recent advances in genomics, synthetic biology, and computational biology to increase the value of biomass crops. This holistic approach will help reduce our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, thus increasing national security.
CABBI research is divided into three main themes: Feedstock Production (growing the right crops in which biofuels, bioproducts, high-value molecules, and foundation molecules are synthesized directly in plant stems); Conversion (developing a versatile, automated biofoundry for rapidly engineering microbes to produce biodiesel, organic acids, jet fuels, lubricants, alcohols, etc.); and Sustainability (determining which feedstock combinations, regions and land types, market conditions, and bioproducts have the potential to support the ecologically and economically sustainable displacement of fossil fuels).
Positions in all three themes are available at the lead institution — the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — and at some of the 17 partner institutions across the United States. Read about all openings at https://cabbi.bio/jobs.