Advanced Bio & Physical Sciences for Low Carbon Energy (AB&PS) develops strategic and business solutions for new low carbon technologies and products. A recently created team, AB&PS is the central research organisation for biosciences, chemistry, chemical engineering science, materials sciences, biofuels, green hydrogen/electrochemistry and the science of carbon capture. This team also hosts bp’s capability in computational modelling of biosciences and chemistry.
The biological sciences are strategically important to bp. The bp Biosciences Center (BSC) in San Diego is the hub for bp’s biosciences R&D capability. The BSC works to identify current opportunities and assess future opportunities across the range of bp’s businesses, supporting bp’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050 or sooner. The Center stays closely connected to bp businesses and external technologies, and ensures the expertise required to progress opportunities through the early stages of technology development. The Center also advises businesses on biological issues and partnership opportunities. The team is comprised of flexible, agile, multi-skilled, innovative members that work collaboratively across the research portfolio.
AB&PS will work with all teams across Applied Sciences (AS), and will serve as the AS integration point with G&LCE including Zero Carbon Energy and H2&CCUS, and for RC&S. The AB&PS team will also interface with other teams in bp including Launchpad & Ventures, T&S, P&O and the wastewater group.
The Scientist or Senior Scientist of Molecular Biology/Microbial Physiology would be the expert in the field, supporting the biosciences programs, in particular in the analysis of experimental data (Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and fermentation data) to guide pathway and metabolic engineering. The successful candidate will play a key role in our Synthetic Biology efforts applying state of the art technologies for gene expression and genome editing in various production hosts. The scientist will also participate in the analysis of metagenomes, genomes, and environmental samples.
The individual will join a group of interactive scientists and should have strong communication skills and outstanding inter-disciplinary problem solving and critical thinking skills, with a strong interest in the pursuit of scientific discovery. This position reports to the Synthetic Biology lead and requires hands on work at the bench (expected to spend ~70% of the time working in the lab) with a recent experience of delivering high quality experimental results. The scientist is also expected to draw from their expertise to provide additional guidance and input to organism development projects as well as to provide input on novel areas for study.