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Two postdoctoral positions in microbiology / molecular biology / analytical chemistry

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Company: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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Salary: $41,000USD (takehome after tax) + extensive benefits (including full health coverage, vacation pay and travel expenses)
Closing Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018
Date Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Successful candidates must possess a PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, veterinary medicine, bioengineering, biotechnology, cell biology or related disciplines. It is not a requirement to have experience with aquaponics or prior experience in hydroponic crop production (commercial greenhouse facilities) and/or the operation of recirculating aquaculture systems, but such experience would be useful. Please note clearly on your application if you have any relevant skills such as technical operation of aquarium/ aquaculture tanks, hydroponics or irrigation systems, or prior work in the operation of multiphase bioreactors. Please also indicate on your application if you have relevant experience including prior coursework or relevant industry internships/collaborations in at least two of the following areas: bioprocess engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, analytical chemistry, or microbial genomics. Experience in several of the following methodologies will also be advantageous: microscopy techniques with confocal, epifluorescence, digital holographic or multi-photon, super-resolution (STED, dSTORM, etc) and/or electron microscopy, relevant techniques for culturing cells and microbes, identifying cell signalling molecules, chromatography (HPLC / GC), fluorescent tags/probes, UV spectroscopy). For the second postdoc position, we will also consider candidates with strong chemistry backgrounds (as opposed to microbiology/molecular biology) who can show demonstrated experience with various analytical biochemical techniques (e.g. UV-visible and FITR spectroscopy, mass spec).


Two postdoctoral positions in microbiology/molecular biology/analytical chemistry at the University of Gothenburg.  The first position is part of a project examining the role of microbial populations in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), in anaerobic digesters and in hydroponics (HYP) units with the goal of better understanding conditions that will maximise beneficial transfers of microbes and their products among components of decoupled aquaponics systems. A second candidate will work on bacterial relationships in biofloc within recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). These positions require excellent English proficiency but do not require EU or Swedish residency as they are open to all international applicants. The positions are based in Gothenburg Sweden, but successful candidates must be willing to travel frequently and for extended periods within Europe and overseas as the project will run for two years in conjunction with four collaborating international laboratories. Salaries are €41,000 with excellent benefits including health coverage, paid vacation and considerable international travel.  Please find more details of each position at: 
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