Postdoc in molecular microbial ecology : Denmark

Applications are invited for a 14-month postdoctoral scientist position to study the distribution and diversity of Asgard archaea in Aarhus Bay sediment. The latest starting date is February 1st 2019.

We seek a highly motivated candidate with an academic background and documented experience in molecular microbial ecology research. Experience with fluorescence in situ hybridization techniques is preferred. The candidate should investigate the taxonomic diversity of Asgard archaea in Aarhus Bay sediments and design fluorescence in situ hybridization probes for their detection, visualization and subsequent sorting by fluorescence activated cell sorting. The candidate will work under the supervision of associate professor Kasper Urup Kjeldsen and professor Andreas Schramm, and collaborate with students and external collaborators at Uppsala University.

The successful candidate will be employed by the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University ( and be a part of the Section for Microbiology at the Department. Research at the section integrates microbiological, molecular biological and biogeochemical methods to study the microbial ecology of natural and man-made environments (

Qualifications must include:

  • relevant university education and PhD degree
  • solid background in molecular microbial ecology including DNA/RNA-based and microscopic techniques
  • ability to work and collaborate in a group, to develop new ideas, and to write and communicate in English
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