PhD Student Position in Microbial Ecology: Microbial Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 2017

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The project is addressing microbial contributions to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from boreal and arctic lakes. The study lakes represent key environments at the respective climatic zones with significant contributions to carbon cycling. The project is studying carbon dioxide and methane uptake by poorly characterized, but environmentally important microbes and the biology of these organisms. The methodology is combining fieldwork and cultivation experiments with molecular and biogeochemical analyses. The molecular methods used in the project include metagenomics and metatranscriptomics analyses and single cell sequencing of the environmental samples and cultured organisms. The work will be done in collaboration with researchers at Uppsala University, and at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Qualifications
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with a MSc degree in microbiology, biology, environmental sciences or a related area. Experience in laboratory work and fieldwork are considered a merit. Skills or interest in learning bioinformatics and statistical analysis of large data sets including both genomic and geochemical data is expected. Personal qualities, such as ability to work independently as well as in a team are highly valued. Driver’s license is required. Good skills in written and spoken English are required. The applicant is expected to provide a motivation letter, CV, certified copies of degree certificates and a list of at least two personal references and their full contact information.
Apply using the application form
Application deadline is February 14, 2017.

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