A PhD position in the ecology of Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophic (AAP) bacteria is open at the Laboratory of Anoxygenic Phototrophs, Centre ALGATECH, the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Trebon, Czech Republic.

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Location: The Laboratory of Anoxygenic Phototrophs at the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Třeboň, Czech Republic

Two positions (1 postdoc, 1 PhD student) are open in the Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic to study the evolution of genome streamlining in freshwater microbes using high-throughput isolation, comparative genomics and experimental approaches.

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Location: Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

The research project will investigate the deep biosphere present in terrestrial crystalline rock fracture systems. The project will use ‘multi omics’ on biofilms, activity measurements, single amplified genome interrogations of attached cells, and electron microscopy visualizations to investigate mechanisms for growth and survival in deep terrestrial biosphere microorganisms.

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Location: Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden

Postdoctoral opportunity at Stanford University to examine how hydrological perturbation shapes the structure and function of subsurface N-cycling microbial communities.

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Location: Stanford University

Join us to test and develop hypotheses related to the role of thioester chemistry in nascent life and the chemical networks that proceeded living systems.

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Location: Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Japan

The researcher will analyze the N cycle in photosynthetic microbial mats using biogeochemical measurements, stable-isotope tracer assays, and molecular approaches.

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Location: NASA Ames Research Center

The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences invites applications for the position of a Professorship (W3) in Benthic Microbiology commencing as soon as possible.

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Location: Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Oldenburg, Germany

We are searching for a postdoc with experience in an established model system to help develop molecular genetic tools for labyrinthulomycetes. 

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Location: Stony Brook University

This position is part of an ongoing project in the Moe laboratory at the University of Kentucky focused on production of chemicals through microbial biotransformation of lignin-derived compounds.  The successful candidate will use culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques to probe plant-associated microbial communities to identify and characterize microbes and/or genes with the desired metabolic capabilities.  Additional work will focus on the genetics and biochemistry of the microbial biotransformations, as well as directed evolution of genes for enhanced substrate conversion.  There will be opportunities for developing additional projects within the framework of plant-microbe interactions and microbial biotechnology.

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Location: University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY, USA)

Nitrogen as a building block of life in subsurface serpentinizing systems and early life on Earth

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Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton, UK

Post Doctoral Fellow position at the University of Cincinnati in the Rowe Lab (http://electromicrobiology.org).

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Location: Cincinnati

Postdoctoral fellow in function-driven metagenomics for energy and the environment

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Location: Walnut Creek, CA

Harnessing Microbiome Data Science for Energy and the Environment

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Location: Walnut Creek, CA

Postdoctoral position in microbial community genomics of water treatment at DOE Joint Genome Institute

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Location: Berkeley, CA

PhD student working on the ecology and/or macroevolution of microbial metabolism, using mathematical modeling, bioinformatics and/or experiments.

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Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

The world’s increasing demand for food generates a powerful economic imperative for innovation in food production technology. Our novel system was discovered through our previous research in New Zealand, and has the potential to create several new products for the global food supply chain.

Our research revealed that (a) symbiotic microbes in the hindgut of NZ seaweed-eating fishes convert seaweed and atmospheric nitrogen into compounds of nutritional value to fish, (b) these hindgut microbes provide an important source of dietary protein to the fish, and (c) these novel organisms can be grown in culture. Culturing these microbial communities to bioconvert abundant and sustainable seaweeds would thus address four global problems: (a) the economic and environmental costs of feeding capture fish to cultured fish, (b) the unsuitability of many terrestrial protein sources for aquaculture feeds due to the lack of critical nutrients and the presence of compounds inhibitory to digestion, (c) current roadblocks to using abundant seaweed biomass to produce aquaculture feeds, and (d) the growing demand for sustainable agricultural fertiliser. This is a completely novel idea on an international level, as we have only just discovered and begun to understand the microbial and physiological processes in NZ fish underpinning it.

Over the next five years our MBIE funded programme develops and broadens this research into a number of economic opportunities for NZ and beyond. These will be accomplished by developing the culture technology and methodology to maximize the production of desired fermentation end products; single cell protein for animal and aquaculture feeds, organic fertilisers that will decrease the need for more harmful forms currently used and as a food source for black soldier fly larvae, which have growing global importance as feed components for aquaculture and poultry.

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Location: Auckland, New Zealand

TWO Assistant Professors at the University of Cincinnati: host-microbe interactions, and computational biology

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Location: University of Cincinnati

Three to four postdoctoral positions are available at the Institute for Environmental Genomics (IEG) and Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, the University of Oklahoma (OU) located in Norman, Oklahoma.

Candidates with strong background, interest, and experience in microbial ecology, soil science, theoretical ecology, and/or metagenomics are encouraged to apply. Additional experience is desirable but not required in bioinformatics, mathematics, computer science, and/or statistics.

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Location: Norman, Oklahoma

Two postdoctoral positions to link variation in composition and function of the rhizobiome to plant root exudates and phenotypic traits.

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Location: University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Seeking a motivated doctoral student to investigate the microbial ecology of engineered wastewater treatment processes. 

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Location: Vancouver, Canada

Targeted research areas for this position are in any of the following research themes: (1) ocean microbiome, (2) ocean biogeochemistry, and (3) ocean health. 

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Location: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine, USA

Position available at the University of Vienna, Austria

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Location: University of Vienna, Austria

Position available at the University of Vienna, Austria

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Location: University of Vienna, Austria

Postdoctoral Positions are available in the microbiome research center of Shenzhen University 

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Location: Shenzhen University

Computational and experimental marine microbiome researcher to complement research strengths in bioinformatics and marine sciences. 

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Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA 30602

Use genome-wide association studies, genetics, and evolution experiments to understand the genomic basis of complex phenotypes in bacteria.  

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Location: North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND USA

Investigating phenotypic heterogeneity of bloom-forming algae during viral infection. 

Contact Dr. Assaf Vardi assaf.vardi@weizmann.ac.il.

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Location: Weizmann institute of science Rehovot, Israel

AgBiome is a biotechnology company using new knowledge of the plant-associated microbiome to create innovative products for agriculture.

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Location: AgBiome, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

The Blue Marble Space Institute of Science has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar in evolutionary protein biochemistry and geochemistry. 

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Location: Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Tech, Japan

Position will uncover the metabolic mechanisms and controls of nitrogen fixation and methanotrophy in plant microbiomes

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Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Seeking exceptional student to participate in marine microbial ecology studies of benthic ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico

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Location: Ocean Springs, MS

Research technician to support microbiome studies of benthic systems. Work will focus on aquatic microbiome interactions with natural & anthropogenic features

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Location: Ocean Springs, MS

Seeking a postdoctoral researcher to support microbiome studies of benthic ecosystems. Work will focus on the built environment in the deep-sea.

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Location: Ocean Springs, MS
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Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Postdoc examining the metagenomics of arid soils

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Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Graduate student examining large-scale microbial community patterns using a combination of ecological theory and molecular data.

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Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Postdoc examining large-scale microbial community patterns using a combination of ecological theory and molecular data

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Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, USA