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To meet the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C, methane emissions from ruminants such as beef and dairy cattle must be reduced by 11–30% by 2030 and by 24–47% by 2050 compared to 2010 levels. A newly funded Future Fellowship project is hiring 2 PhD students who will tackle this challenge by creating a thorough mechanistic understanding of the microbiological, biochemical and genetic processes that cause methanogenesis in the cow rumen. These activities will identify core beneficial microbiota that are critical to cow performance and methane production across different breeds of animals, which is essential to accelerate development of microbiome-based interventions that benefit animal production and reduce its carbon footprint.

Application deadline: Open until filled
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Location: Centre for Microbiome Research - QUT

PhD student position focused on microbes and plant germination at the University of Kentucky, starting in August 2024.

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Location: Lexington, KY, USA

postdoctoral position at Northeastern University in microbial 'omics of coastal wetlands

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Location: Northeastern University

A postdoc position on aquatic microbial ecology and agriculture microbiome

Application deadline: ASAP
Start date: Flexible
Location: Avondale

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Characterize the diversity, functions and resilience of microbial communities associated with plant species used in ecological restoration.

https://www.laforestlab.com/positions

CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES: The electrification of transportation requires the mining of critical metals. Our team has launched an interdisciplinary project aimed at mitigating the impact of these activities by investigating principles of plant acclimation to assist in the development of ecological restoration practices. The doctoral project will profit from a major experimental device deployed by our team in 2021, on the Whabouchi site operated by Nemaska Lithium. As part of this initiative, five plant species native to the region (shrubs and trees) were pre-acclimated to site conditions using 10 treatments. The project will include laboratory work (microbiology, genomics) as well as bioinformatics analyzes (U. de Sherbrooke) and entail fieldwork in the northern, remote region of Eeyou-Istchee (James Bay).

Goals :

(1) Characterize the bacterial and fungal communities of the rhizosphere of plant species (phylogenetic study), and the functions present in these microbial communities.

(2) Investigate correlations between microbial community structure and plant host success (survival and growth).

(3) Evaluate the contribution of plants to biogeochemical cycles through leaf loss (litter quality).

Application deadline: Open until filled
Location: Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Two post-doc research positions are open at KU Leuven, Belgium, in the Environmental Microbiology group of the Division of Soil and Water Management for PhD holders with expertise in genomics, metagenomics, gene technology

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Location: Leuven, Belgium

Molecular microbiology and/or bioinformatics; data analysis, visualization

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Location: Aarhus University Department of Environmental Science, RISØ Campus (close to Copenhagen)

A postdoc position on the effects of warming and pollutants on freshwater microbial foodwebs

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Location: Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

USM’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering seeks an Assistant Teaching Professor to instruct in the Marine Biology and Marine Science degrees.

Job Summary 
The School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month Assistant Teaching Professor. This renewable, non-tenure-track position is eligible for progression and promotion in academic rank. The position is predominantly oriented toward effective undergraduate instruction within SOSE’s Marine Biology BS and Marine Science BS programs. SOSE is looking for a candidate who has strengths in Environmental Microbiology and who is enthusiastic to develop and bring innovative pedagogical practices and educational frameworks into SOSE’s courses. 

 

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Location: Long Beach, MS

Three years post-doc position in a project on Effect of the microplastic pollution on the structure and functioning of pelagic microbial food webs

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Location: National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Gdynia, Poland

Academia Sinica, Taiwan, invites applications for the open position of Director of the Institute of Plant & Microbial Biology (IPMB)

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Location: Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Postdoc position investigating novel fertilizers and the plant microbiome

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Location: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

You will analyze new ways to improve the production of soya beans using their microbial partners in an international project environment.

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Location: Austrian Institute of Technology, Tulln, Austria

Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor positions in Environmental Microbiology available at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center.

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Location: University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, 3205 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314

Assistant Professor - Microbiology at North Dakota State University

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Location: North Dakota State University

3-year postdoc position on the physiology of microbial dark oxygen production in groundwater

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Location: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Researcher will advance understanding the microbial physiology and ecology of methanogens and methanotrophs in northern forest

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Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

The postdoc will examine the metabolic potential and the metabolism of methanotrophs in the atmosphere. Based at Simon Fraser Univ in Greater Vancouver

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Location: Burnaby, Canada

Do you want to help make urban agriculture more circular and contribute to food security and reduced greenhouse gas emissions?

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Start date: Flexible
Location: Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Laval, Quebec, Canada

We seek three hard-money, tenure-track faculty including a Computational Biologist, a Disease Ecologist, and a Microbiome scientist.

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Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Computational Biologist
Human Microbiome Research

The UCSF Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine seeks a computational biologist to join the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine (BCMM). Located at the University of California San Francisco, the BCMM supports the community of researchers on campus focused on leveraging the human microbiome to predict, prevent and treat disease. The successful candidate will work in partnership with other BCMM staff and UCSF researchers to lead and facilitate a range of research studies performed in collaboration with investigators across all four schools on campus. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to study design and to apply bioinformatic and statistical tools to enable analysis of shotgun metagenomic, metabolomic, transcriptomic, immunologic and clinical data. Familiarity with integrative multi-dimensional data analysis is a significant advantage.

Candidates will be expected to work both collaboratively and independently. Those with the proven capacity to effectively communicate and a track record in productively contributing to collaborative multidisciplinary teams to support grant, manuscript and report preparation will be given preference. The successful candidates will report to Dr. Susan Lynch, Director of the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine.

Enabling leadership and professional development opportunities is central to the BCMM culture. Candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with team members within BCMM’s various Co-labs (microbial genomics, metabolomics, microbial culture and gnotobiotic mouse facilities) and other UCSF investigators on projects ad and co-author scientific publications. They will also work with Dr. Lynch to create a tailored professional development plan to further their career goals.

Start date: Open until filled
Location: San Francisco Parnassus

biodegradation and bioremediation of emerging contaminants (e.g., PFAS, 1,4-dioxane, microplastics), antimicrobial resistance and inactivation, and microbial ecology in engineered systems (e.g., biofiltration and bioreactors)

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Location: New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Study of composition, biogeography and functioning of plant-associated and soil microbiomes using global datasets (GlobalFungi, GlobalAMFungi) and own experimentation.

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Location: Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

Postdoc position to study CPRs, using metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, EpicPCR and reverse genomics.

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Location: Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

PhD student position to study CPR using metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, EpicPCR and reverse genomics.

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Location: Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

A postdoc position is open to study freshwater bacteria and their phages using cultivation, comparative genomics, metagenomics and experimental approaches.

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Location: Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, Ceske Budejovice, Czechia

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an internationally oriented institution of higher learning, that is committed to an educational system based on the highest standards of teaching and research in fields related to the sustainable economic development of Morocco and Africa. UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. On a specific focus on Africa, UM6P aims to position these fields as the forefront and become a university of international standing.

More than just a traditional academic institution, UM6P is a platform for experimentation and a pool of opportunities, for students, professors and staff. It offers a high-quality living and study environment thanks to its state-of-the-art infrastructure. With an innovative approach, UM6P places research and innovation at the heart of its educational project as a driving force of a business model.

In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with external institutions for developing up to date science and at continent level in order to address real challenges.

All our programs run as start-ups and can be self-organized when they reach a critical mass. Thus, academic liberty is promoted as far as funding is developed by research teams.

As part of the development of its research teams, the African Genome Center (AGC) of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is launching a call for applications for the recruitment of a professor in microbial metabolic engineering and synthetic biology.

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Flexible
Location: Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco
Application deadline: ASAP
Start date: Open until filled
Location: New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

The marine microbial genomics research center in SIGS of Tsinghua University was established in 2022, mainly focusing on: 1) in situ dynamics and functions of microorganisms in the deep ocean; and 2) evolution and ecology of microorganisms in the deep-sea environments. The research center seeks outstanding applicants for postdoctoral positions. While exceptional candidates in any area are welcome to apply, the primary focus for this search is in the areas of microbiology, genomics, bioinformatics, and evolutionary biology. Further information of the group leader can be found at https://www.sigs.tsinghua.edu.cn/wy1_en/main.htm. An outstanding start-up package (annual salary 41,000-45,000 euro) will be provided for the successful candidates. Applicants must have earned Ph.D. degree within 3 years, and demonstrated excellent qualifications in research and education. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
All applicants should submit the following documents to li.yiqing@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn in PDF format: (1) a detailed resume, (2) up to three representative publications, and (3) the names and contact information of at least three references.

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Location: Shenzhen, China