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)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Biotechnology|
– Environmental Engineering
|Scholarship||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||Faculty of Engineering and Science|
Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
Section of Chemistry
|Contract Period||3 Years|
|Starting date||Aug 1, 2021|
Applicants should hold an outstanding Master degree in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or in a relevant program.
- 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
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
- 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.
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.
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.
Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen
Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday July 1st, 2021 (GMT+9)