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. This 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 Wet Lab co-Lead

This year, the team will feature 2-3 Wet Lab leads. The Wet Lab lead takes responsibility of the laboratory space and experiments. Laboratory techniques used involve molecular cloning techniques and basic methods for protein analysis. Hence, the wet lab position requires some lab experience, either through laboratory positions, or through lab courses like BCHM 317. The position also requires organizational skills and being able to set up and carry out experiments.

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

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