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Postdoctoral scientist to study planetary-scale interactions among the evolutionary, biogeochemical and biogeographic processes of marine bacterioplankton.

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Location: Boothbay Harbor, Maine, USA

The University of Washington at Seattle invites applications for two postdoctoral scholar positions for two interdisciplinary projects in environmental engineering and environmental science.  The project will involve the application of anaerobic and aerobic ammonium oxidation in addition to comammox.

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Location: University of Washington at Seattle

A postdoctoral position is available with the Soil Microbiology Lab at the University of Florida/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) in Immokalee, FL, to utilize bioinformatics techniques to examine the impact of cover crops and row-middle management in citrus

Application deadline: ASAP
Start date: Flexible
Location: University of Florida/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL, USA

A post-doctoral position in microbial ecology of extreme environments is available in the group of Jocelyne DiRuggiero at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, USA

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Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

The PhD candidate will work both in the groups "Microbial Ecology" and “Trace gas chemistry”, and collaborate with other team members of the project EVAR (Effects of variability in physical forcing on carbon and oxygen budgets). The major task will be to investigate regulating mechanisms of trace gas production (N2O, CH4) in the Benguela upwelling system (Namibia) and to identify responsible microorganisms. In the frame of this project two expeditions with the research vessel Meteor of several weeks and accompanying laboratory studies with microbial communities at IOW are planned. The successful applicant will work closely together with two PostDocs addressing microbial community analysis and trace gas transport and flux."

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Location: The departments Biological Oceanography and Marine Chemistry of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)

Open position to research contemporary and ancient thioester forming and degrading enzymes in a multidisciplinary team.

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Location: Tokyo Institute of Technology

A Postdoctoral Analyst examining the role of the environmental microbiome in disease prevention for aquarium animals.

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Location: Chicago, IL

A lecturer / research associate position (Akademische Rätin auf Zeit / Akademischer Rat auf Zeit) in subsurface microbiology is available at the Department of Ecological Microbiology of the University of Bayreuth, Germany

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Location: University of Bayreuth, Germany

A PhD student position is available in the group of Jillian Petersen at the Division of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria

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Start date: Flexible
Location: Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, University of Vienna, Austria

A Postdoc and a PhD student position are available in the group of Alexander Loy at the Division of Microbial Ecology, Uni Vienna, Austria

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Start date: Flexible
Location: Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, University of Vienna, Austria

A full-time PhD position is open at the Soil and Water Research Infrastructure at the Biology Centre, CAS in Budweis, Czechia to study the millipede microbiome through stable-isotope targeted meta-omics techniques

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Start date: Flexible
Location: Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czechia

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is looking for a Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology with extensive expertise in high quality ecological research, a broad overall view of science and excellent management qualities. The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is a top research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). NIOO-KNAW focuses on fundamental and strategic research on individual organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems. The mission is to carry out excellent research in ecology. In 2018, NIOO has received the rate “excellent” in a peer review by an international review committee.

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Location: The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, the Netherlands

We are seeking for our research group Microbial Biogeochemistry of the Research Area Landscape Functioning at ZALF a part time position (65%) for 36 months at our location in Müncheberg as a Doctoral Researcher or Scientist (36 months) (M/W/D)

The announced position is part of the project NMicro that deals with the N-converting rhizosphere microbiome of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in agricultural ecosystems. It will be central to the project to resolve how wheat shape key functions of the microbial nitrogen conversion, also with focus on spatial distribution patterns. Key methods will be metagenomics, and –transcriptomics, ArcGIS, and cultivation and characterization of N-converting microorganisms. The retrieved microbiome data should be up scaled by combination with remote sensing data.

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Location: Berlin, Germany

Tenure track position in agricultural microbial ecology

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Start date: TBD
Location: Fargo, ND USA

A PhD position in the ecology of Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophic (AAP) bacteria is open at the Laboratory of Anoxygenic Phototrophs, Centre ALGATECH, the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Trebon, Czech Republic.

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Location: The Laboratory of Anoxygenic Phototrophs at the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Třeboň, Czech Republic

Postdoctoral opportunity at Stanford University to examine how hydrological perturbation shapes the structure and function of subsurface N-cycling microbial communities.

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Location: Stanford University

Join us to test and develop hypotheses related to the role of thioester chemistry in nascent life and the chemical networks that proceeded living systems.

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Location: Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Japan

The researcher will analyze the N cycle in photosynthetic microbial mats using biogeochemical measurements, stable-isotope tracer assays, and molecular approaches.

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Location: NASA Ames Research Center

Post Doctoral Fellow position at the University of Cincinnati in the Rowe Lab (http://electromicrobiology.org).

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Location: Cincinnati

Postdoctoral fellow in function-driven metagenomics for energy and the environment

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Location: Walnut Creek, CA

Harnessing Microbiome Data Science for Energy and the Environment

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Location: Walnut Creek, CA

Postdoctoral position in microbial community genomics of water treatment at DOE Joint Genome Institute

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Location: Berkeley, CA

PhD student working on the ecology and/or macroevolution of microbial metabolism, using mathematical modeling, bioinformatics and/or experiments.

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Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

The world’s increasing demand for food generates a powerful economic imperative for innovation in food production technology. Our novel system was discovered through our previous research in New Zealand, and has the potential to create several new products for the global food supply chain.

Our research revealed that (a) symbiotic microbes in the hindgut of NZ seaweed-eating fishes convert seaweed and atmospheric nitrogen into compounds of nutritional value to fish, (b) these hindgut microbes provide an important source of dietary protein to the fish, and (c) these novel organisms can be grown in culture. Culturing these microbial communities to bioconvert abundant and sustainable seaweeds would thus address four global problems: (a) the economic and environmental costs of feeding capture fish to cultured fish, (b) the unsuitability of many terrestrial protein sources for aquaculture feeds due to the lack of critical nutrients and the presence of compounds inhibitory to digestion, (c) current roadblocks to using abundant seaweed biomass to produce aquaculture feeds, and (d) the growing demand for sustainable agricultural fertiliser. This is a completely novel idea on an international level, as we have only just discovered and begun to understand the microbial and physiological processes in NZ fish underpinning it.

Over the next five years our MBIE funded programme develops and broadens this research into a number of economic opportunities for NZ and beyond. These will be accomplished by developing the culture technology and methodology to maximize the production of desired fermentation end products; single cell protein for animal and aquaculture feeds, organic fertilisers that will decrease the need for more harmful forms currently used and as a food source for black soldier fly larvae, which have growing global importance as feed components for aquaculture and poultry.

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Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Seeking a motivated doctoral student to investigate the microbial ecology of engineered wastewater treatment processes. 

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Location: Vancouver, Canada

Postdoctoral Positions are available in the microbiome research center of Shenzhen University 

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Start date: Flexible
Location: Shenzhen University

Computational and experimental marine microbiome researcher to complement research strengths in bioinformatics and marine sciences. 

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Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA 30602

Seeking exceptional student to participate in marine microbial ecology studies of benthic ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico

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Location: Ocean Springs, MS

Research technician to support microbiome studies of benthic systems. Work will focus on aquatic microbiome interactions with natural & anthropogenic features

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Location: Ocean Springs, MS

Seeking a postdoctoral researcher to support microbiome studies of benthic ecosystems. Work will focus on the built environment in the deep-sea.

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Location: Ocean Springs, MS
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Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Postdoc examining the metagenomics of arid soils

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Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Graduate student examining large-scale microbial community patterns using a combination of ecological theory and molecular data.

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Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Postdoc examining large-scale microbial community patterns using a combination of ecological theory and molecular data

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: ASAP
Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, USA