Postdoctoral Researcher in Bacterial Symbiont Chemistry in Marine Invertebrates: USA
Post Doc Position – UMass-Amherst. USA: Marine Invertebrate – Bacterial Symbiont Chemistry
This is a 2-year Post Doctoral Research Associate position funded by the National Science Foundation. The research is based at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Microbiology Department, and is also in collaboration with researchers at the University of Portsmouth – Institute of Marine Sciences in England.
The focus of the post-doc’s research will be understanding how metabolites produced by bacterial symbionts living in the gills of shipworms (marine mollusks) promote a chemical catalysis. Understanding this process will provide information on a major pathway for terrestrial biomass carbon cycling in the world’s oceans, and also potentially lead to better understanding of enhanced bioconversion strategies for use in biotechnology applications.
Applications are continuing to be reviewed into March of 2020.