PhD position with Stipend in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering

    PhD position with Stipend in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering

    Biotechnology – PhD position is part of ongoing research on the microbial diversity in environmental biotechnology and to understand the ecophysiology, interactions and ecology of microbial communities, at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Denmark


    Deadline to Apply

    June 30, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Overview

    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Biotechnology
    – Chemistry
    – Environmental Engineering
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceFaculty of Engineering and Science
    Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
    Section of Chemistry
    Aalborg University
    Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateAug 1, 2021

    Qualifications

    Applicants should hold an outstanding Master degree in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or in a relevant program.

    Preference

    • Research experience in microbial processes related to wastewater treatment
    • Experience in molecular methods (amplicon sequencing, annotation of genomes, establishment of metabolic models)
    • Experience in Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
    • Ability to work in an international team
    • High motivation
    • Fluency in English – written and oral

    Responsibilities

    The PhD position is part of ongoing research on the microbial diversity in environmental biotechnology and to understand the ecophysiology, interactions and ecology of microbial communities. Special focus in this project is on the activated sludge process for wastewater treatment and nutrient removal. The goal is to establishing metabolic models from metagenome assembled genomes (MAGs), verifying these with metatranscriptomics, and visualise key microorganisms by FISH and confocal microscopy. The outcome is a better understanding of the communities for improved wastewater treatment and resource recovery.

    How to Apply?

    The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button above

    Documents Required

    • Motivated application
    • Application form
    • Project description / sketch containing: the title of the research project, sketch for the course of study and an account of general problem areas (approx. 5 pages). 
    • Indication of the language in which the PhD dissertation is to be prepared. 
    • CV. 

    About Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

    The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science. Moreover, one section is located in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one section is situated in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. You will be collaborating with the center for Microbial Communities. The Center has approx. 40 young scientists working with structure and function of microbial communities, primarily related to environmental biotechnology. The Center has state of the art equipment for DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, confocal microscopy and Raman microspectroscopy.

    Note

    Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

    Inquiries

    Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen
    E-mail: phn@bio.aau.dk

    Official advertisement

    PHD STIPEND IN ECOPHYSIOLOGY OF UNCULTURED MICROBES IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS (18-21047)

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday July 1st, 2021 (GMT+9)

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