Postdoctoral fellow in Phytoplankton applications: Sweden

The Post Doc scholarship is part of the research group Marine Plankton Ecology and Applications and the multidisciplinary project ALGOLAND, which aims to develop biological solutions to address major societal challenges such as climate change, eutrophication and food/feed production in the Baltic Sea region. Microalgae are used to clean industrial waste streams, such as flue gas or process water and the biomass evaluated as animal feed supplement. The project is a close collaboration between academia and industry and has competence within biology, ecology, environmental science, sustainable development and economy. We seek a highly motivated Post Doc with a strong background in biochemistry or biotechnology engineering. The work involves exploring chemical profiling coupled to genotype of microbial organism in natural aquatic ecosystems and bioreactors. It will also include development of analysis tools for quality assessment of algal biomass, and optimizing biotechnological solutions to reach sustainable processes and production chains.

The research will be conducted in collaboration with other scientist within the Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) within Linnaeus University that comprises expertise in ecology, evolution, and microbiology.In your job you are expected to actively participate in the department’s environment and network both internally and externally. 20 % of the work can include teaching and tutoring in the undergraduate and graduate level.

Qualification requirements
Qualified for appointment is the one who holds a PhD, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD, in biochemistry, biotechnology or other closely related field and who have completed their degree no more than three years before the application deadline.

Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University.

To be eligible for this position is also required 

Very high proficiency in academic writing and spoken English

Assessment criteria
Qualifying otherwise is 

  • Documented experience of metabolomics and chemical profiling in laboratory experiments
  • Documented experience in analytical methods, such as HPLC and flow cytometry
  • Important personal qualities are to be a creative critical thinker, good at problem-solving, a team-worker, resilient, and structured.
  • Interest and background in aquatic microbial research is highly beneficial.
  • Has an innovative and creative mind set
  • B-drivers licence

In its overall assessment of skills gives particular importance to an assessment of the applicant’s potential for a successful career as a teacher and researcher

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