Postdoc developing metagenome analysis of animal microbiomes

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Location: USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa, USA

We are looking for a talented PhD candidate in the field of microbial ecology. He/She will develop strategies based on the ecological niche theory to improve the performance of biostimulants by understanding how they interact with the soil native communities, guiding inoculation practice accordingly.
Specifically, the PhD student will:

  • characterize mechanisms underlying the interactions between two types of bacterial inoculum and soil microbial community, by testing the importance of the niche based theory processes and functional complementarity between community and inoculant for improving targeted functions.
  • perform lab experiments with soil microcosms for testing the efficiency of different inoculation strategies to improve inoculum’s ability to better maintain high abundances, while also assessing underlying mechanisms
  • quantify the functional outcomes of improved inoculum maintenance in soil

Send application to xavier.le-roux@univ-lyon1.fr, cc j.falcao.salles@rug.nl, (i) a CV indicating your
background, skills and any experience in research work, with (ii) a motivation letter, including
the names of 2 referent persons.
For further information, please contact Xavier Le Roux, cc Joana Falcao Salles

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Location: Lyon, France

PhD position modelling soil microbial communities in the Alps.

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Location: Lausanne

Aquatic Intermittency Effects on Microbiomes in Streams (AIMS)

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Start date: ASAP
Location: Pocatello, ID, USA

We are recruiting two postdoctoral scholars to conduct broad research on plant-microbe interactions in Okinawa, Japan.

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Flexible
Location: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan

We are recruiting a full-time research technician to lead our unit's molecular microbial research in Okinawa, Japan

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Start date: Flexible
Location: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan

A full-time PhD position is open at the Institute of Botany, CAS in Budweis, Czechia to study the rhizosphere microbiome of Himalayan plants using meta-omics techniques.

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Location: Třeboň, Czechia

A full-time position is open at the Biology Centre, CAS in Budweis, Czechia to study the fungal assemblages of rhizosphere of Himalayas plants using meta-omics techniques.

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Location: Biology Centre, CAS in Budweis, Czechia

The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a PhD candidate to work on marine mixotrophs and their response to future ocean conditions. Apply here: https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/12/20-791-phd-candidate-in-marine-microbiology.html

 

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Location: Amsterdam

Two PhD positions and two postdocs to work with multi-omics data and investigate host-microbiome-environment interactions in aquatic and rumen ecosystems. Apply here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/198238/four-phd-and-postdoctoral-fellows-within-meta-omics-analysis-of-microbial-communities

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Location: NMBU, Norway

We are seeking a postdoc to study plant-mycorrhizal-bacterial interactions in the Environmental Isotope Systems group at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Research will involve stable isotope probing ‘omics and novel imaging technologies (NanoSIMS and in-development microscopes). Desired candidates will have previous experience studying soil microbial ecology or plant-microbial ecology; experience working with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi is highly desired. https://us.smrtr.io/gp

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Location: Lawrence Livermore National Lab (Livermore, CA, USA; greater San Francisco Bay Area)

A 3-year postdoctoral position in soil microbial interactions is available within the Environmental Microbial Genomics Group (http://www.genomenviron.org) at École Centrale de Lyon, University of Lyon, France. This position, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), aims to determine the importance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi interactions in the nitrogen cycle for mitigating nitrous oxide emissions from agroecosystems.

Application deadline: Open until filled
Location: Lyon, France

We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatician who will develop computing solutions in support of microbial ecology and evolution research programs and the operation of Bigelow Laboratory’s Single Cell Genomics Center (SCGC). The SCGC is a global leader in microbial single cell genomics technology development and has been serving as an engine for discoveries in microbial ecology, evolution, bioprospecting, and human health since 2009. Bigelow Laboratory is located in scenic, coastal Maine with abundant opportunities for outdoor and cultural activities.

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Location: East Boothbay, Maine, U.S.A.

The Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Scientist.

 

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Start date: Flexible
Location: New Haven, CT, USA

A 30 month Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) position is available on a NERC / NRF funded project in the department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling, UK. We are seeking a highly motivated PDRF specialising in environmental and molecular microbiology and the colonisation dynamics of pathogens in biofilms attaching to microplastics. The successful candidate will be based in Stirling and become part of the wider interdisciplinary team involved with the £1.4 million project “Sources, Impacts and Solutions for Plastics in South East Asia Coastal Environments”. The project involves a multidisciplinary team of experts from the UK (University of Stirling, Heriot-Watt University, National Oceanography Centre) and from Singapore (Nanyang Technological University), supported by Co-Is in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, together with Project partners in Belgium and USA, government bodies in Singapore and regional stakeholder coordinating bodies. 

Please see Project details here :

https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=2422&jobTitle=Postdoctoral%20Research%20Fellow%20in%20environmental%20and%20molecular%20microbiology%20of%20marine%20microplastics

Informal enquiries may be made to the project leader in the UK Dr. Sabine Matallana-Surget, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Location: Stirling
The Environmental Microfluidics Group of Prof. Roman Stocker in the Institute of Environmental Engineering is seeking a dynamic and motivated doctoral student for a project on the biophysics of microbial communities on (and in) leaves. The position is funded by a recently awarded Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) grant on Microbiomes and will be based in the laboratory of Prof. Roman Stocker (ETH).
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Location: ETH Zurich Switzelrand
The Environmental Microfluidics Group of Prof. Roman Stocker at the Institute of Environmental Engineering is seeking a dynamic and motivated postdoctoral researcher with extensive expertise in theoretical biophysics to work on multiple projects on human and environmental microbiomes. The position is funded by a recently awarded Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) grant on Microbiomes. This position is part of a large collaboration encompassing 20 partner groups from five Swiss universities and one University Hospital, and will be shared between the groups of Prof. Roman Stocker (ETH) and Prof. Martin Ackermann (ETH, Eawag).
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Location: ETH Zurich Switzerland

Postdoctoral position to investigate the molecular mechanisms of microorganisms-mineral interactions and the effects of stress on reconstituted microbial communities from extreme environments.

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Start date: Flexible
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Marine Microbial Ecology available at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

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Location: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA

2 PhD posts on new microbial and ecosystem research in the Amazon basin are open.

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Location: Tempe, AZ

We are seeking a Project Scientist to assess N cycling and acquisition as a function of plant driven shifts in nutrient allocations and plant-microbe interactions in the grass rhizosphere. This five-year project aims to better understand the dynamics of N cycling and uptake and especially how plant functional traits, including exudate chemistry, can enable structuring of rhizosphere communities that increase nitrogen use-efficiency in organic and low fertility systems.

Apply here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03849

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Start date: Flexible
Location: University of California, Davis

The David lab seeks a motivated postdoctoral researcher with backgrounds in statistics, data science or machine learning, and an interest in microbiology or ecology.

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Location: Corvallis, OR, USA

The Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine (BCMM) at UCSF is looking to appoint a Director of the Microbial Genomics technology hub and the conduct microbiome research. The Director will collaborate with investigators across campus to produce, analyze and interpret microbiome sequence datasets, efforts that will form the basis of their research efforts. Apply at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF02711.

Location: San Francisco, CA USA