Post-Doctoral Researcher in Coral Microbiome, UK
University of Derby offers a Post-Doc position in Coral Microbiome. The aim of this Post-Doctorate is to characterize and understand the functional important microbial communities in a given coral species and explore what a disturbance of this community has with regard to the corals health state.
This post is ideally suited to researchers who have experience in both bacterial metagenomics and experimental biology. The postholder should have an interest in ecology and aquatic systems in particular a love of coral reefs. The postholder will be given the opportunity to contribute to the development and direction of this project, and these positions are ideally suited for ambitious researchers with good team-work and leadership skills.
The postholder will be joining an ever increasing team of researchers (3 post docs and 5 PhD students) led by Associate Professor Michael Sweet https://www.derby.ac.uk/staff/michael-sweet/and this project will be co-lead by microbiologist Dr David Elliott https://www.derby.ac.uk/staff/david-elliott/.The successful candidate will also work closely with the CoralASSIST team ledby Dr James Guest at Newcastle University. This project focuses on the use of human-assisted gene flow in coral conservation.
The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree (or near completion) in a relevant subject area and will be encouraged to apply for further funding with Dr Sweet and Elliott over the duration of the grant.