Postdoc in molecular microbial ecology and environmental risk evaluation, Aarhus University, Campus RISØ, Denmark

The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark invites applications for a two-year postdoc position in environmental molecular microbiology to be involved in the amoA project on Impact evaluation framework for nitrification inhibitors.

The postdoc will be part of a collaborative and innovative project with other partner institutions from academic and private sector. We look to recruit a postdoc two years to work with the amoA project on the field sampling campaign running for two years at two agricultural sites in Denmark. Samples will be subjected to Total RNA and chemical analysis. The postdoc will mainly be responsible for collection and treatment of sequencing and chemical data, as well as gather data from other work packages to enable the final evaluation of the environmental effects of applying nitrification inhibitors onto agricultural fields. The postdoc will also be expected to develop and implement their own research ideas within areas of research connected to or adjacent to the amoA project.

The candidate must have expertise in bioinformatics and/or molecular microbial ecology with experience in microbial community analysis. A background in terrestrial ecology, along with an understanding of agricultural practices or environmental fate of agrochemicals, is also desirable. The candidate should have published in international journals and given talks at national and international meetings. He/she will be expected to supervise students and to actively participate in a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at several different institutions as well as partners at private companies. Further, to present results and to publish them in the appropriate internationally peer reviewed literature.

The amoA project is funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark, to provide a much-needed evaluation of the environmental effects of applying nitrification inhibitors onto agricultural fields to reduce N2O and thereby GHG emissions from these. You can read more about the project here: . Start date is subject to negotiation, but optimally will be 1st June, 2024.

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