Postdoc in Soil Microbiology: UK

The postdoctoral researcher position is part of a the multi-institute and multi-disciplinary research consortium Bio+Mine “Biodiversity positive mining for the net zero challenge”. The position is based at the Natural History Museum, London and the work will be carried out in conjunction with associated researcher at Imperial College London (UK), DLSU (Philippines), MSU-IIT (Philippines) and University of New South Wales (Australia).

The research is focused upon the characterization of soil microbiology and rhizosphere microbiota of local plants at the abandoned Sto. Nino Mine (Benguet, Luzon, Philippines). A particular interest is in microbiomes associated with metal hyperaccumulating plant species. The influence of mineralogical and chemical properties of soil, mine waste and mine water run-off on soil microbiome composition and plant-microbe interactions will be assessed using a combination of amplicon and metagenomic shot gun sequencing approaches. The anticipated start of the position is October 2022.

Initially 6 months fixed-term, full-time position. Potential opportunity to extend to 2nd phase with additional 12 months if funding is secured.

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