PhD Position on the Ecology of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea
Nordcee at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, is looking for a highly motivated and curiosity-driven PhD student with interest in the microbial ecology of key players in global element cycling.
The successful candidate will join a team of scientists studying the ecophysiology and ecology of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in oxygen limited environments. Ammonia-oxidizing archaea are key players in the nitrogen cycle of the world’s oceans. They are frequently found in oxygen-depleted environments like marine oxygen-minimum zones or sediments though they are thought to have a strictly aerobic physiology.
This PhD project’s aim is to investigate the role of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in such habitats by combining molecular ecology (comparative genomics and gene expression analyses) with rate measurements using e.g. stable isotopes.
Required qualifications: Applicants should hold an MSc degree in (environmental) microbiology, microbial ecology, biology, environmental sciences or related fields. They should have working experience in molecular techniques. Experience in metagenome and/or transcriptome analyses is of advantage. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory.
The starting date of the position is flexible within autumn/winter 2020. Application deadline: 15 August 2020.
For further information please contact Beate Kraft, e-mail: email@example.com.
For details on the application procedure and terms of employment please visit: https://www.sdu.dk/da/service/ledige_stillinger/1106679