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Postdoctoral Researcher

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 working in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, pathologists, food scientists, modellers and policy-makers involving several international research groups, thus exemplary teamwork and communication skills as well as the ability to travel are essential. The candidate will be expected to lead their project but i) develop and discuss their ideas with team members and the PI; ii) to initiate and carry out their work without close supervision but within a collaborative environment; ii) write well-formulated reports and academic articles. At a minimum, the candidate must possess a PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, veterinary medicine, bioengineering, biotechnology, cell biology or related disciplines. It is not a requirement that the candidate has 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 as the position works closely with industry partners. 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, techniques for culturing cells and microbes, identifying cell signalling molecules, chromatography (HPLC / GC), fluorescent tags/probes, UV spectroscopy). A start date is required prior to April 31, 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. If the following items are not evident on the CV, please state clearly in the cover letter how you meet 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 articles must be provided with the application. Relevant experience as specified above with microbiology and/or analytical chemistry Willingness to travel internationally for longer research periods in partner laboratories as well as frequent travel for participation in working groups, conferences, and visits with industry partners Demonstrated statistical skills, including software such as R Any experience in development of cloud resources (websites, online user groups, surveys) Proof of leadership skills and interdisciplinary collaboration, including any prior involvement in outreach activities Personal qualifications The position is based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Good communication skills in English (written and spoken) are necessary. A valid driver’s license is required. The position also involves frequent international travel as the work is being conducted with partners in four different laboratories. Candidates without any prior international work/study experience will not be considered.


The candidate will be responsible for i) running applied experiments in several different European aquaponics labs, thus requiring flexibility for extended stays in various locations. International travel to participate in meetings, working groups, conferences and visits with industry partners will also be necessary; 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, technicians, investors and aquaponics business owners).
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