Postdoc in Microbiology of Anaerobic Methane Oxidation in Aquatic Systems: Denmark

The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a position as postdoc in microbial ecology. The position is available from 1 January 2019 and is offered for two years with the possibility for extension.

The position is associated with the project NOVAMOX (Novel Niches of Anaerobic Methane Oxidation and their Biogeochemical Significance) funded by the European Research Council. The project explores the biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of methane consumption in anoxic freshwater systems and oceanic oxygen minimum zones in order to determine the extent to which anaerobic methane oxidation attenuates missions of this greenhouse gas.

Main research objectives of this position include the cultivation and community analysis of anaerobic methane oxidizers from diverse aquatic systems. Techniques may include culturing, qPCR, next generation sequencing, and bioinformatic and functional analysis of bacterial / archaeal communities.

We seek a candidate with a background in environmental microbial or molecular biology, or related fields, and with experience in and aptitude for cultivation. The selected candidate will work closely together with the NOVAMOX team and other colleagues at the Department of Biology.

This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 695599 by and between European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) and the University of Southern Denmark and thereby funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Deadline: 12 October 2018.

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