The Queen's Genetically Engineered Machine Team (QGEM) is a multidisciplinary, student-lead research/design team that works throughout the summer to develop a synthetic biology project to solve a local problem with a global prevalence. his year, the team will be collaborating with Queens research group "Open Plastic" to develop a novel project involving plastic degrading enzymes (PETases).

Each year, the team competes in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition held in Paris France where over 350 teams from all over the world come together to compete for medals and awards.

The Dry Lab Lead

The dry lab lead is responsible for applying the synthetic biology concepts from the wet lab. This role would involve theoretical modelling using CAD, PyMol, and MATLAB, with potential use of 3D printing and Arduino for prototyping. Hence, the dry lab position requires coding knowledge, organizational skills and a basic understanding of MATLAB. It would also be an asset to be familiar with PyMOL, a molecular visualization system. Having strong communication skills is also integral to the role, as communication between QGEM members is crucial for a successful project. This role provides a great opportunity to apply technical knowledge and explore the intersection of synthetic biology and its engineering applications in biomedical engineering.

Applications EXTENDED to March 12th at 11:59 pm.

If you have any questions, please address them to qgem@