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Postdoc in Molecular Micobiology of Aquaculture Systems

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a position as Postdoc in molecular microbiology of aquaculture systems is open for appointment in the period 15.08.2020 - 14.11.2022 or soon hereafter. The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. The position is located within the Section of Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The postdoc position will focus on microbiomes related to aquaculture and is part of a joint EU project on studying the effect of microalgae microbiomes in land-based aquaculture systems.

In this particular project, we want to assemble and apply an advanced omics toolbox on the natural synergy of microalgae and microbial consortia to discover and validate novel bioactive and prebiotic compounds for sustainable use in preventing and treating diseases and promote health in aquaculture.

You will be applying metagenomics and mass spectrometry to study biological composition of microbial communities and the effect of secreted bioactive compounds. Targeted classes include biofilm and microbial pathogens inhibiting enzymes, peptides and small molecules, as well as antiviral natural products.

We expect you to run controlled experiments for functional screening of the microbiomes, isolates and constructed libraries. Samples will be screened for e.g. antibiofilm, antiviral and antibacterial activities.

Documented skills in scientific dissemination of results is an asset.

You are expected to have practical experience with various OMICS technologies (primarily genomics and proteomics) and the bioinfomatic interpretation hereof.

Expertise on characterization of complex microbial communities is an asset.

Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University. 

You may obtain further professional information from professor mso Jeppe Lund Nielsen by e-mail: jln@bio.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Sanne Vestergaard Hejlesen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3972. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Vacancy number

2020-224-02856

Deadline

Tue Jun 16 00:00:00 CEST 2020

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