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Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Company: University of Gothenburg
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Closing Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Date Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017


We are seeking a candidate who is independent and self-motivated given that details of the project can be adjusted based on the candidate’s skills and interests. The candidate will be expected to take leadership within the project as they will be required to drive and conclude their work independently, to take initiative and discuss/develop their own ideas including writing well-formulated reports and articles. The candidate will be working in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, pathologists, food scientists, modellers and policy-makers involving several research groups internationally, thus good team skills, communication and the ability to travel are required. At minimum, the candidate must possess a PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics, cell biology or related disciplines. Demonstrated experience with various analytical biochemical techniques (e.g. UV-visible and FITR spectroscopy, mass spec) and microscopy (e.g. epifluorescence, holographic digital, CLSM) are very desirable and/or knowledge of cell cultures, cell signalling, and/or polymeric chemistry is advantageous. It is not a requirement that the candidate has prior experience in aquaculture, but it would be useful to have skills such as technical operation of multiphase bioreactors and/or aquaculture or aquaria systems. Experience of several types of bioanalytical assays and working with other microorganisms (e.g. fungi, cyanobacteria, viruses) are considered merits. If the following items are not evident on the CV, please state clearly in the cover letter the following requirements: Proof of research and scientific writing skills with at least 3 published peer-reviewed articles as first author in peer-reviewed journals (please also highlight any technical reports written). Full-text of these articles must be provided with the application. Demonstrated statistical, including work with R or other relevant software Excellent teamwork A start date is required prior to April 30, 2018, but the exact start date for this position is negotiable depending on the availability of a suitable candidate. The post-doctoral fellow (PDF) will be hired for a two-year period to lead this project, with the possibility for contract renewal based on performance. Personal qualifications The position is based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Good communication skills in English (written and spoken) are necessary. International applicants will be eligible for Swedish residency permits if hired. The position involves frequent international travel as the work is being conducted with partners in four different international laboratories. The candidate must therefore demonstrate a willingness and ability to work for extended periods in different countries as the project will require longer collaborative periods in partner labs. The candidate will also help host visiting researchers from these foreign labs in Sweden. Candidates without any prior international work/study experience will not be considered.


The candidate will be responsiblefor cultivation in bioreactor systems of specific novel microbial assemblages that contribute to enhanced growth and well-being of live fish feed (rotifers, brine shrimp) widely used in aquaculture and ultimately the fish larvae feeding on them. Objectives for achieving project goals include: i) increased production of energy storage and other growth-enhancing compounds such as polyhydroxybutyrate in biofloc iv) heterotrophic and autotrophic microalgal enhancement of feed quality ii) characterization of nutrients and their bioavailability in biomass iii) acceptability and uptake by live invertebrate feed organisms v) and physiological effects on gut health. The candidate will be responsible for i) running applied experiments in several different labs (Europe, Australia) thus requiring flexibility for extended stays in various locations as well as international travel to participate in meetings, working groups, conferences and visits with industry partners; ii) advising students in their scientific research, including research design and statistical analyses; iii) leading occasional outreach activities (e.g. training courses, field days, workshops events) and working with a wide range of personnel to accomplish research tasks (e.g. students, academic and extension personnel within the consortium, biotechnologists, investors and business owners).
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