Postdoctoral position in freshwater microbiomes: UK

An 18 month postdoctoral position is offered in the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre at the University of Derby, UK. The work will focus on exploring the importance of the microbiome and pathobiome in freshwater fish.

To accomplish this goal, the postholder will use the newly established Aquatic Research Facility and associated molecular laboratories to assess (ex-situ) what (if any) effects variations in environmental parameters (both diurnally and seasonally) have on the health of fish, specifically their microbiome.

Candidate profile

  • This post is ideally suited to researchers who have experience in both bacterial metagenomics and experimental biology.
  • The post holder should have an interest in ecology and aquatic systems and experience with micro controllers and embedded hardware would be advantageous or alternatively experience setting up aquaria is desirable.
  • The postholder will be given the opportunity to contribute to the development and direction of this project, and these positions are ideally suited for ambitious researchers with good team-work and leadership skills.
  • The postholder will be joining an ever increasing team of researchers (3 post docs and 5 PhD students) led by Associate Professor Michael Sweet and this project will be co-lead by microbiologist Dr David Elliott.
  • The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree (or near completion) in a relevant subject area and will be encouraged to apply for further funding with Dr Sweet and Elliott over the duration of the grant.
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