Doctoral Researcher (m/f) Exploring the Role of Light in Microalgal-Pathogen Interactions – Germany

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University, the University Hospital Jena and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology are offering an international graduate training programme. The International Leibniz Research School (ILRS Jena) gives doctoral researchers the possibility to prepare for their PhD exam in an ambitious program providing excellent research conditions.

Details for this position in the Euraxess page.

PhD Student: Fluorometry for Rapid Eutrophication Status and Cyanobacteria Assessment (FRESCA)-UK

This PhD research will include laboratory and field experiments and numerical simulations to support the interpretation of the fluorescence signals from mixed phytoplankton communities. You will work with bio-optics experts at the Plymouth Marine laboratory, where you will be based. You will join field campaigns in the UK and abroad with the LOCHS group of the University of Stirling, where you will also be registered for your PhD studies. This work will feed into the design of prototype sensors developed by industrial partner Chelsea Technologies Group. You will test these prototypes and be involved in the fine – tuning of the design. You will spend a period of three months working alongside the instrument developers and scientists of CTG.
See details for of this PhD studentship here.

Scientist/curator for coordinating and developing R&D activities and management of the cyanobacteria collection – Belgium

The ULC collection is one of 7 decentralized biological resource centers integrated within the Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms (BCCM) (http://bccm.belspo.be/). The consortium with complementary expertise offers high quality microbial and genetic
resources as well as a broad-ranging service portfolio and scientific expertise for industry and academia. BCCM runs a multi-site ISO 9001 quality management system. The ULC collection is specialised in cyanobacteria (http://bccm.belspo.be/about-us/bccm-ulc).

There is an open position for a Scientist/curator for coordinating and
developing R&D activities and management of the cyanobacteria collection.

All applications must be received no later than 07/09/2017 at 23:59 (CET) at
awilmotte@ulg.ac.be

Download details for this position here.

For more information, you can contact Dr Annick Wilmotte in the e-mail above.

 

 

 

 

PostDoc position : Microalgae cultivation and processing (Zurich, Switzerland)

The ETH Sustainable Food Processing group uses a combination of emerging food safety approaches, microalgae processing and life cycle sustainability assessment to target fundamental challenges in food science and society such as food security.
They are recruiting by mutual agreement a PostDoc – Microalgae cultivation and processing.
They are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work in a collaborative project with an international food company that aims at developing targeted algae cultivation and processing of certain green algae species. Of particular interest are innovative process applications based on advanced cell stress induction, disintegration, separation, conversion and stabilisation techniques. The aligned analysis of the structural changes during up- and downstream is key for an optimised food concept development.
See more details details in the Euraxess page for this position.

Two summer jobs in genetic engineering and RNA sequencing of cyanobacteria, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Biotechnology offers a curriculum that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of Biotechnology, integrating theoretical and applied science in undergraduate and graduate courses. The school has six departments with about 300 employees, located at AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm and Science for Life Laboratory in Solna. The Biotechnology research within the school is internationally well recognized.

Two summer job positions are offered by KTH:

  1. Genetic engineering of cyanobacteria: The applicant will perform molecular cloning of expression vectors in cyanobacteria. Applicant will perform CRISPR/Cas-based gene editing in cyanobacteria. Applicant will characterize mutant strains using bioreactor cultivation.

See the Euraxess page for info about this job.

2. RNA sequencing of cyanobacteria: The applicant will perform cultivation, RNA extraction, and RNA sequencing of cyanobacteria strains. The applicant will perform analysis of RNA sequencing data.

See the Euraxess page for info about this job.

Deadline for applications: 30 May 2017

 

 

Two PhD students are recruited to work in the BRAIN-BE project MICROBIAN at the Universities of Ghent and Liège, Belgium – including field campaigns in the Antarctic !

Project In the BelSPO funded MICROBIAN project (Microbiome diversity and function in the Sør Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica), coordinated by the Laboratory of Protistology and Aquatic Ecology, remote sensing analysis of soil crusts in a high latitude cold desert will be combined with field experiments and metagenomics studies to map their spatial distribution, community composition and metabolic capabilities. In addition, phylogenetic and physiological studies will be conducted on newly isolated bacteria and cyanobacteria, known to be present and highly abundant in the region from previous metagenomics analyses.

Your tasks will be organized to design two complementary theses:

  1. Participation to field campaigns to the Antarctic. The first campaign is planned for Dec. 2017 – Jan. 2018 and includes sample collection for DNA and RNA analyses, mapping of soil crusts using drones and in situ measurements (i.a. PAM fluorometry), setting up and maintaining of field experiments.
  2. Library preparation for amplicon and shotgun based metagenomics and subsequent bioinformatics data analysis.
  3. Isolation, cultivation, phenotyping and genotyping of Polar microorganisms using a range of growth conditions.
  4. Analysis and interpretation of remote sensing data and georeferencing and mapping of sampling locations.

Deadline for applications is 28 May 2017.

Visit the Euraxess webpage of this job offer for more information.

Research Fellow, Water Quality Modelling

We seek an environmental modeller at the Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University, Nathan Campus) to carry out research and manage a number of model applications for lakes and river basins, focusing attention on harmful algal blooms and generating scenarios to assist with bloom management and water quality restoration.

The role will be multidisciplinary, involving applications of models to integrate physical, chemical and biological processes, as well as interacting with social scientists and economists to extend the reach and relevance of model simulations.

The applicant should have demonstrated quantitative skills and have applied models as part of their PhD research. Experience with presenting model outputs and interacting with field practitioners and stakeholders would be valuable.

The Australian Rivers Institute within Griffith Sciences is one of Australia’s largest university aquatic ecosystem research groups with globally recognised expertise in river, catchment and coastal ecosystems and the interaction with these systems in society. It brings together 150 staff and post-graduate students at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

The successful applicant will work in a research team led by Professors David Hamilton and Michele Burford. This team is committed to validating model applications using field and experimental data from lakes and river basins.

Enquiries to David Hamilton : david.p.hamilton@griffith.edu.au

See  the webpage with this job offer for more information.

This info was shared by Dr Eleanor Jennings, Chair of the NETLAKE COST Action.

 

Innovative researcher (PhD) to develop a statistical cyanobacteria bloom model – Wageningen, The Netherlands

Water Insight B.V. is looking for a highly skilled professional to develop a statistical model forecasting potentially harmful cyanobacteria blooms.

Do you have a PhD in optical remote sensing, or in aquatic ecology? Do you have proven skills in statistical modelling, and an interest in cyanobacteria growth and optical remote sensing of water quality? We have a nice opportunity for you!

You will get the chance to work abroad for one year in a very innovative commercial environment, develop yourself in business innovation and with a tailored training program, and meanwhile work on a model to forecast potentially harmful blooms in lakes.

Application deadline : 30/04/2017, 12:00 (Brussels)

See the Job Description in the Euraxess website.

Postdoc position: high frequency monitoring data – Ireland

A postdoc position is available for three years working on high frequency monitoring data from lakes and rivers, based in the Marine Institute facility in Mayo, Ireland and employed by Dundalk Institute of Technology (working with  Eleanor Jennings (DkIT) and Elvira de Eyto (MI)) on the BEYOND 2020 project.

See https://www.euraxess.ie/jobs/181690

PhD position with ICRA, Spain

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate for the development of chemometric tools for the detection of different compounds in waters matrices, including underground water, drinking water and wastewater. The PhD is in the framework of the Industrial Doctorates Plan co-funded by the Catalan Government. It will be carried out in a collaboration between the company, s::can Iberia Sistemas de Medición S.L.U (part of the s::can group http://www.s-can.at/) and a research centre ICRA, Catalan Institute for Water Research, http://www.icra.cat . This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly innovative environment that combines the academic supervision of the thesis with the mentoring of the company s::can Iberia as part of an employment contract. The position is for three years. The academic supervisors are Dr Oriol Gutierrez and Dr Wolfgang Gernjak (both ICRA) and the industry supervisor is Dr Jordi Raich (s::can Iberia Sistemas de Medición S.L.U.).

More information about the Industrial Doctorate Plan here: http://doctoratsindustrials.gencat.cat/en/pages/home

More information and applications here: http://www.icra.cat/ofertes/position-industrial-doctorate/71

This info was shared by E. Jennings, NETLAKE.