Postdoc in bioinformatics of oil spill microbiology [closing ] hos SCIENCE-COMMUNITY.ORG

Country: Denmark;
City: Aarhus
Vacancy added:12.04.2021
Employer: Department of Biology, Aarhus University
Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;
For whom: For researchers;

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Resumes due: 01.05.2021
You will contribute to a project on oil spill biodegradation in Greenland. Earlier during this project, we have acquired a unique dataset of chemical and microbial DNA sequence data from in situ oil spill biodegradation experiments in Greenlandic seawater and sediments.
You are expected to investigate relationships between the composition of oil degrading microbial communities (measured 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing and qPCR quantification), environmental parameters and the chemical composition of the oil over time (measured by GC-MS).
This includes:
  • Advanced bioinformatic analysis of genomic data
  • Advanced cheminformatic analysis of GC-MS data
  • Define additional metagenomic analysis of selected samples and perform metagenomic data analysis. Metagenomic analysis will be conducted by, and in collaboration with, the group of Prof. Charles Greer (National Research Council, Canada).
  • Investigate relationships between microbial, chemical and environmental data
  • Publish results in scientific journals

Your profile

Our ideal candidate holds a PhD in relevant domain (e.g. microbiology) or similar and has a strong experience with bioinformatic analysis of complex and large datasets.
Candidates holding a MSc degree with a very strong experience in bioinformatics are also welcome to apply. The position can be converted into a research assistant position.
The following experiences are considered as an advantage:
  • Background knowledge about modern molecular techniques (amplicon sequencing, metagenomics)
  • Background knowledge on chemical analysis (GC-MS or similar)
  • Background knowledge about microbiology and microbial ecology, in particular related to oil biodegradation
  • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Developing and writing project proposals

Where experience is lacking, the candidate must be motivated to learn and will get the opportunity to develop new skills.
The applicant should be interested to co-supervise students.
Excellence in both written and spoken English is a requirement.
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