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PhD in Microbe-Mineral Interactions

Employer
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Location
Odense, Fyn (DK)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Discipline
Biomedicine, Environmental Science, Life Science
Job Type
PhD Position
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Fixed term
Qualification
Masters
Sector
Academia

We offer a fully funded PhD student position (3+5 or 4+4) on the topic of microbial interspecies interactions involved in methane cycling. This role will involve a combination of laboratory research and occasional fieldwork to study the ecological and physiological roles of these microorganisms.

As a PhD student in our lab, you will have the opportunity to investigate how microorganisms interact with each other directly or by relying on minerals in their environment. You will work with anaerobic microbes and conduct genetic manipulations to understand their mechanisms of interaction with the extracellular environment. Additionally, you will take part in field studies, collecting samples and observing these processes in natural settings.
Our lab specializes in ecophysiology, with a focus on electroactive microorganisms involved in climate change or future industrial biotechnologies. We employ a wide range of techniques, including electrochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, isotopic labeling, expression studies, and high-resolution microscopy. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to gain a deeper understanding of how microorganisms influence their extracellular environment leading to change.

The position is supported by a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant, which provides a solid foundation for conducting high-impact research. You will join a dynamic team of researchers who are passionate about advancing the field of microbial ecology and physiology.
Lab webpage: https://rotarulab.com/ & Section webpage: https://www.nordcee.dk/

Application deadline: 29 July 2024 at 23:59 hours local Danish time.

Please see the full call, including how to apply, on www.sdu.dk.

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