Postdoctoral positions in University of Gothenburg in the areas of microbiology / molecular biology / analytical chemistry / physiology

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Job posting number: #7063120

Posted: January 16, 2020

Application Deadline: February 10, 2020

Job Description

Do you want to work on research projects within the framework of sustainability and develop new innovative processes to solve industrial problems? Do you have good laboratory skills and would enjoy leading applied research projects in industrial biotechnology?

Three postdoctoral positions are available at the University of Gothenburg, both in the areas of microbiology / molecular biology / analytical chemistry / physiology.

The first position is part of a project examining the role of microbial populations in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), anaerobic digesters and in hydroponics (HP) units with the goal of better understanding conditions that will maximise the beneficial transfers of microbes and their products between components of a decoupled aquaponics systems.

The second position will involve work on bacterial relationships related to biofloc, biofilms and pathogens within Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). The candidate will be responsible for cultivation in bioreactor systems of specific novel microbial assemblages that contribute to enhanced growth and well-being of live fish feed (rotifers, brine shrimp) widely used in aquaculture and ultimately the fish larvae feeding on them.

The third position will involve in the general area of bivalve physiology and neuroendocrinology for aquaculture applications. Several possible tangents can be pursued depending on the interests of the candidate and their background/skills. The first possible angle could be in trace mineral / vitamin metabolic pathways in key commercial species of bivalve mollusks. A second focus of the position, with the same funded project, could be on neuroendocrinology of bivalve mollusks.

The positions are research-focused, but also require strong leadership and interpersonal skills; candidates must be comfortable interacting with a range of interdisciplinary researchers and leading new strategic research directions. Successful candidates will therefore be dynamic, highly motivated individuals who will be able to lead research on larger international projects involving several European laboratories, as well as industry partners and research collaborators internationally.

The positions are 100% time for initial 2-year contracts for positions 1 and 2, and 1 year (renewable) for position 3. The positions require excellent English proficiency but do not require EU or Swedish residency, and are open to all international applicants.

Candidates must be willing to travel internationally, frequently and for extended periods (primarily North America, Europe, Australia and Asia). As the projects involve considerable travel, candidates without prior international living experience will not be considered. Start date is approximately May 1st, 2020 (flexible). Excellent benefits including health coverage, paid vacation and travel. Please find more details about the positions at:

Postdoc position 1, Recirculating aquaculture microbial relationships:

Postdoc position 2, aquaponics:

Postdoc position 3, bivalve physiology:

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