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Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology/Molecular biology/Analytical chemistry (2 positions)

Seeking two Postdocs with background in microbiology, molecular biology, or analytical chemistry, preferably with relevant aquaculture experience with either fish or invertebrates to join our international team examining the role of microbial populations in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), anaerobic digesters and in hydroponics (HYP) units with the goal of better understanding conditions that will maximise beneficial transfers of microbes and their products among components of decoupled aquaponics systems.  A second postdoc will work on bacterial relationships related to biofloc and biofilms and pathogens within Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). 

While experience with aquaponics or prior experience in hydroponic crop production (commercial greenhouse facilities) and/or the operation of recirculating aquaculture systems is advantageous, it is not a requirement. Please note clearly on your application if you have any relevant skills such as technical operation of aquarium/ aquaculture tanks, hydroponics or irrigation systems, or prior work in the operation of multiphase bioreactors. Please also indicate on your application if you have relevant experience including prior coursework or relevant industry internships or collaborations in at least two of the following areas: bioprocess engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, analytical chemistry, or microbial genomics.


Experience in several of the following methodologies will also be advantageous: microscopy techniques with confocal, epifluorescence, digital holographic or multi-photon, super-resolution (STED, dSTORM, etc) and/or electron microscopy, techniques for culturing cells and microbes, identifying cell signalling molecules, chromatography (HPLC / GC), fluorescent tags/probes, UV spectroscopy). For the second position, we will consider applicants with strong background in analytical chemistry, with demonstrated experience with various analytical biochemical techniques (e.g. UV-visible and FITR spectroscopy, mass spec) and microscopy (e.g. epifluorescence, holographic digital, CLSM). 

Positions require good English proficiency (oral and written) but do not require EU or Swedish residency as they are open to all international applicants. Candidates must be willing to travel frequently and for extended periods within Europe and overseas as the project will run for two years in conjunction with four collaborating international laboratories.

Location: University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Tenure: This is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years commencing 01 May 2018

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Closes January 15th 2018