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Postdoctoral Scientist Position available to study electrochemically active biofilm

Description: 
For the project of Advanced Research and Development Programs for Medical Innovation (Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development), titled “Tracking intercellular electrochemical interaction in human bacterial flora by gene expression mapping method”, we invites applications for a 2-year postdoctorial research position. The primary research forcus is on understanding of electrochemical microbial interactions in the human microbial flora. Statistic and quantitative analysis on microscopic image of the biofilm sections, construction of gene-disrupted mutant, NanoSIMS, FISH-staining, biochemistry, and electrochemistry will be used in the project.
Contact details: 
See external link
Contact email address: 
Okamoto.akihiro@nims.go.jp
Expiration date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

PhD position to study cell metabolism redirected by electricity using systems biology tools

Description: 
The Systems Biotechnology group in the department of solar material/UFZ - Leipzig, Germany is looking for a PhD candidate to work on a project studying the fundamental cell metabolism in BES. Omics tools, including proteomics, metabolics and fluxomics, and metabolic engineering strategy will be used to quantify the cell physiology and do strain development to improve the performance. The candidate will be supervised by a diverse team in UFZ and external collaborator at Novo Nordisk Fundation Center for Biosustainability. Deadline for application is Jan 31st, 2018. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview on March.
Contact details: 
Dr. Jens O. Krömer, jens.kroemer@ufz.de; Prof. Dr. Lorenz Adrian, lorenz.adrian@ufz.de
Contact email address: 
jens.kroemer@ufz.de, lorenz.adrian@ufz.de
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Six Open Positions at Center for Electromicrobiology

Description: 
For the newly established Center of Excellence, Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM), Aarhus University, Denmark, we seek up to 6 outstanding postdocs, PhD students, and technicians with a keen interest and strong skills for one of the following areas of research: - molecular and structural biology of electrically-conductive proteins - functional genomics and microbial physiology of electron-conducting microbes - interactions and processes in electric microbial communities All positions are based at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, in an interdisciplinary setting including the Section for Microbiology, Department of Bioscience, the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, and The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. These departments offer an international working environment with state-of-the-art facilities for molecular and ecological microbiology, next generation sequencing, electrochemistry, and electron microscopy. See www.cem.au.dk for further details on the positions, the center, application dates, and contacts.
Contact details: 
See external link
Contact email address: 
lpn@bios.au.dk
Expiration date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

PhD position to study the electron conductor in cable bacteria

Description: 
Center for Electromicrobiology will be established at Aarhus University, Denmark, in October 2017 and we seek PhD students to join our endeavours to understand the metabolism, long-range electron conduction, and ecology of cable bacteria. Cable bacteria are centimetre long, multicellular, filamentous bacteria of the Desulfobulbaceae family and they live in aquatic sediments around the oxic-anoxic interface. They internally conduct electrons from oxidation of sulphide at the lower end to oxygen reduction at the upper end, probably via periplasmic strings. By what mechanisms and molecules the electrons are conducted are yet to be discovered and so are the associated cellular metabolisms and the interactions with other microorganisms. The cable bacteria’s filamentous, multicellular form with spatial separation of oxidation and reduction processes offers novel methodological options, while the present lack of pure cultures and any successful, direct interaction with electrodes are challenging obstacles. For this call we specifically seek a qualified and motivated candidate to contribute to the identification and description of the cable bacterium conductor: What is the basic biomolecular structure? What genes are involved? How are the conductors assembled and where are they positioned? The present working hypothesis is a protein structure. Depending on the progress the PhD project may also encompass conduction mechanisms and the connections to cellular electron transport. Applicants to the PhD position must have a relevant Master’s degree, and preferably have competences in biochemistry, molecular biology, and microbiology. Experience with transmission electron microscopy including immunoEM, biophysical techniques for protein characterization and methods in structural biology including crystallography will be an advantage. See external link for details
Contact details: 
Thomas Boesen, tel. +45 28997699 or email thb@mbg.au.dk; Lars Peter Nielsen, tel. +45 60202654 or email lpn@bios.au.dk; Andreas Schramm, tel. +45 60202659 or email andreas.schramm@bios.au.dk
Contact email address: 
lpn@bios.au.dk
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Postdoctoral position in electrochemically assisted syngas fermentations

Description: 
The overall aim of the project is to efficiently produce renewable alcohols of high importance to the Swedish energy sector. The specific aim is to improve the potential of merging thermal conversions of biomass streams with syngas fermentations, also by using novel concepts based on bioelectrochemical systems. The project is a collaboration between the Industrial Biotechnology and the Energy Technology Divisions, and will be financed by the Industrial Biotechnology Division where the Post-doc will be based. The research is interdisciplinary, merging concepts from fermentation technology, gasification technology, and bioelectrochemistry. As a Post-doc you will mainly collaborate with Prof. Lisbeth Olsson and Dr. Nikolaos Xafenias from the Division of Industrial Biotechnology, and with Prof. Henrik Thunman from the Division of Energy Technology. Your major responsibility will be to perform your own research in collaboration with both Divisions. Your main activities will include: 1) Setup, operate and monitor bioelectrochemical and standard fermentation systems running with synthetic and real syngas from Chalmers' gasification plant 2) Handling of bacterial cultivations 3) Analysis of the fermentation performance with the use of analytical equipment, and interpretation of the results 4) Collaboration with researchers from various disciplines involved in the project 5) Study of the state of the art and generation of novel ideas 6) Publishing the research findings and writing research grant proposals The position may also include supervision of MSc. and/or PhD students to a certain extent. You are also expected to actively participate in periodical project and Division meetings. The position is a full-time temporary employment for one year, with a possibility for extension (1+1). Please follow the external link for more details.
Contact details: 
Nikolaos Xafenias, Researcher, Biology and Biological engineering; xafenias@chalmers.se Please apply by following the external link and selecting "Ansök" ("Apply").
Contact email address: 
xafenias@chalmers.se
Expiration date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

One PhD Scholarship available for a project: Microbial Electrochemical System for Desalination Accompanied by Sewage Treatment with Recovery of Resource and Energy

Description: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2017 Job rank: PhD research scholar Job Institution: Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman Job Description: A three years PhD scholarship is available for MSc graduate in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Oman. Candidature will be allowable upto 4 years maximum. The research will focus on demonstrating the performance of Microbial Electrochemical Desalination (MED) accompanied by sewage treatment with concurrent recovery of electrical energy and resources (HCl and NaOH). Additional information is available here: http://www.squ.edu.om/engineering/Departments-Programs/Civil-And-Architectural/Home Eligibility criteria: The candidate must have Bachelor and MSc degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical engineering. Candidates will be given priority for the knowledge and publication records either of the following topics - - Microbial fuel cell fabrication and operation - Microbial desalination cell fabrication and operation - Microbial electrochemistry and electro synthesis system - Membrane bioreactors A proof of English proficiency, IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL (IB) score of 80 or paper based TOEFL score of 500 is required. At SQU, researcher will be a part of the largest civil and environmental engineering department in Oman and a vibrant research community. Researcher will have opportunity to interact with many faculties and researchers working on biofuel and environmental engineering across the academic departments and centers. In addition, Muscat is a fantastic place to live with low living expenses. Tax free financial benefits will be awarded as 22,200 USD/year (8400 OMR/year) plus full tuition fee waiver. Free medical coverage will be provided at university clinic and at hospital. A priority based housing facility is also available near to the university campus by 120 OMR/month.
Contact details: 
Applicants should send a cover letter, detailed CV (with names and contact information for two references), and samples of applicant’s recently published journal article to Dr. Muhammed Abdullah Al-Mamun, Email: aalmamun@squ.edu.om; mamun_ce99@yahoo.com. The appointment will begin in Sep 2017 or as soon as the position is filled. Application date line is 30th June 2017.
Contact email address: 
aalmamun@squ.edu.om
Expiration date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

PhD position for studying the mechanism and application of extracellular electron transport potentially with finantcial support

Description: 
We look for a student with high motivation for studying and exploring the fundamentals of the mechanism and application of extracellular electron transport. If you are qualified as NIMS Jr. (Check the link below), you will recieve three years financial support to cover your life in Japan. PhD degree will be from Hokkaido University, but our work place is National Institute for Materials Science, Namiki –site (Tsukuba city, Ibaraki). How to Apply: Email following items: 1.CV 2.Brief summary of your research accomplishments (up to 3 pages). 3. List of publications. 4. Brief summary of your Ph.D. thesis up to 3 pages. 5. Name and addresses of at least two referees. Reprints: PDF files of no more than 3 papers 6. Name, affiliation and contact details of at least two referees (Your personal information will be protected by NIMS privacy policy.) After document screening, short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Contact details: 
Dr. Akihiro Okamoto National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan E-Mail: OKAMOTO.akihiro=nims.go.jp and (Please change "=" to "@")
Contact email address: 
okamoto.akihiro@nims.go.jp
Expiration date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017

Postdoctoral Scientist Position available to study microbial extracellular electron transfer

Description: 
The Girguis lab at Harvard University invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral research position in microbial ecological physiology. The primary research focus is on fundamentally understanding the evolution, ecology and metabolic activity of microbes capable of extracellular electron transfer. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise and hands-on experience in high-throughput metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses including microbial community and functional profiling, proficient in a programming language (Perl, Python and/or R) and familiar with high performance computing. Experience with molecular biological methods such as DNA & RNA purification, PCR and sequencing library preparation is highly desirable. A robust publication record that demonstrate the applicant’s capacities is also highly desirable. The successful candidate will work closely with research groups in the Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (home department) as well as collaborators at the University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California. Some travel may be required, though the frequency and duration are negotiable.
Contact details: 
Applicants should send application materials (resume, publication list, statement of research interests) and the names and contact information for three references to Stephanie Hillsgrove (shillsgrove@oeb.harvard.edu) and Prof. Peter Girguis (pgirguis@oeb.harvard.edu). A PhD in a related field is required at the time of appointment. This position is available immediately and will remain open until May 1st, 2017. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact email address: 
shillsgrove@oeb.harvard.edu
Expiration date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher

Description: 
Affiliation: National institute for Material Science (NIMS), Tsukuba Japan, Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials, Interfacial Energy Conversion Group Job Summary: Study for microbial interactions in the microbial flora. Logical and quantitative analysis on microscopic image of the biofilm sections. Construction of gene-disrupted mutant, FISH staining. Qualification Applicants should have or are expected to receive a Ph.D. degree in the field of chemistry or related area in 5 years. Arrival Time April 1st 2017 or earlier (negotiable) Term One year (renewal is possible depending on an evaluation until March 31st 2020) Work Place National Institute for Materials Science, Namiki –site (Tsukuba city, Ibaraki) Work Hours 7 hours 45 minutes a day (negotiable as the flex-time system) Holiday Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays Salary / Supply Supply: Followed by NIMS regulations. Commuting allowance and national insurance are also included. How to Apply: Email or post following items: 1. CV 2. Brief summary of your research accomplishments (up to 3 pages). 3. List of publications. 4. Brief summary of your Ph.D. thesis up to 3 pages. 5. Name and addresses of at least two referees. Reprints: PDF files of no more than 3 papers 6. Name, affiliation and contact details of at least two referees (Your personal information will be protected by NIMS privacy policy.) Delivery Address The contact address below Deadline Until qualified candidate is found. How to Judge After document screening, short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Contact details: 
Dr. Akihiro Okamoto National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan E-Mail: OKAMOTO.akihiro=nims.go.jp and (Please change "=" to "@")
Contact email address: 
okamoto.akihiro@nims.go.jp
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Technician/Senior Technician for manufacturing MFCs

Description: 
Responsibilities Biological Systems Unit is seeking specialist with experience in engineering, electrochemistry and fermentation processes, who will assist us in upscaling project at OIST. The successful candidate will be responsible for manufacturing MFCs that will be used for water treatment assays. The project will be held for 12-18 months and it may be possible to extend the employment, should the results of the work be satisfying. Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemical or biological sciences 2. Understanding of electrochemistry and fermentation processes 3. Communication skills in English, Japanese is an advantage Term  Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1-1.5 year(s) with a possibility of extension. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). In the case of internship, this is for the fixed 3 months’ period. Starting Date  As early as possible. For the internships, it is usually in the summer period (June-September). Working Hours  09:00-17:30 (Discretionary) Benefits  - Relocation, housing and commuting allowances - Annual paid leave and summer holidays - Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ ), welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)
Contact details: 
Please email lukasz.szydlowski@oist.jp with the following submission documents: 1) CV and cover letter in English 2) Reference letters from two referees (in English or Japanese)
Contact email address: 
lukasz.szydlowski@oist.jp
Expiration date: 
Monday, October 3, 2016

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