Postdoctoral Position Available: Arctic Oil Microbiology - Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University

Date: 
21 December 2018

Postdoctoral Position Available
Arctic Oil Microbiology
Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark

Application deadline: 15 January 2019

For more information and to apply, go to:
http://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/academic-posit...

For questions, contact:
Leendert Vergeynst
Email: leendert.vergeynst [at] bios.au.dk
Phone: +4550577938


The Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Arctic microbial oil degradation in Greenland’s marine environment. This two-year position will be located in Aarhus, Denmark.

The successful applicant will combine field and laboratory experiments based on in situ field- and laboratory-deployed oil-coated adsorbents to investigate the composition, activity, and biodegradation potential of Arctic oil-degrading microbial communities; environmental controls on oil biodegradation; and the role of oil-degrading biofilms observed on oil droplets.

Requirements for this position include a PhD in microbiology, environmental sciences/engineering, or a related field; the ability to join research expeditions in the Arctic; desire to develop new ideas; a willingness to collaborate; and strong written and spoken English.

Experience in the following areas will be considered as an advantage:

  • Organizing and conducting fieldwork or other relevant field experiences,
  • Handling laboratory reactor/microcosm setups,
  • Modern molecular techniques and bioinformatics,
  • Chemical analysis,
  • Techniques relevant to investigate oil-degrading biofilms,
  • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and
  • Developing and writing project proposals.

Applicants should be interested in co-supervising students.

Applications must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio, and verified information on previous teaching experience.

Application deadline: 15 January 2019

For more information and to apply, go to:
http://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/academic-posit...

For questions, contact:
Leendert Vergeynst
Email: leendert.vergeynst [at] bios.au.dk
Phone: +4550577938