Research assistant - aquatic microbes and their interactions

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 May 2024

15 May 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Research Field

Biological sciences » Biology
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Sweden
Application Deadline

25 May 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Reference Number

1114--1-10502
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
We are looking for a person with a keen interest in understanding interactions among microbes.
About the position

The research includes fieldwork for lake sampling and sample processing as well as written scientific communication. You will be integrated in our group and will be involved in data analyses and sampling. In the context of this short-term position, we will focus on understanding microbial interactions in aquatic environments using our existing datasets. You will also join sampling for generating new metagenomic datasets and be engaged in bioinformatics analyses of multi-omics datasets generated from environmental samples. To learn more about ongoing research in our group you can check our webpage: https://www.bionomics-mmlab.com/


Your profile

You must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) with specialization in microbiology, microbial ecology, molecular biology, bioinformatics or related areas. Furthermore, it is required that you have;


  • Proficiency in English speaking and writing

  • Experience in multi-omics analysis of microbes

  • Experience with field work and processing water samples

Personal suitability for the work tasks, such as good collaboration skills, ability to work independently and as a member of a group, and flexibility and problem-solving skills will be considered in the assessment of candidates.

Demonstrated experience of using computer programming languages (UNIX command line and R/python) for multi-omics data analysis is meritious.


About us

The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment is working with applied environmental science, with a national responsibility for assessing the condition of Swedish surface waters with respect to water chemistry, pollution and aquatic biota. The research focuses on geochemical and hydrological processes, aquatic ecology and biodiversity, microbial ecology as well as on environmental chemistry and aquatic ecotoxicology. The department has some 140 employees, of which approximately half are researchers/doctoral students and the other half are technical and administrative staff.

For more information about the department visit: www.slu.se/aquatic-sciences

Read more about our benefits and working at SLU by visiting: https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/


Location:

Uppsala


Form of employment:

Fixed-term employment 2 months


Scope:

100%


Start date:

2024-06-01


Application:

Please submit your application before deadline 26 May 2024. You can submit your application by clicking the button below.

Your application should include;


  • A cover letter that includes a summary of scientific background and a statement explaining why the candidate is motivated for this specific position and how this research project fit into the applicant’s career plan

  • A CV summarizing education, research profile, merits, and other qualifying activities

  • A list of publications if available (reports, scientific articles, popular science, etc)

Please note that all documents should be in English.


Union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/

 

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


Requirements
Research Field
Biological sciences
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Country
Sweden
City
Uppsala
Postal Code
75007
Street
Almas allé

Where to apply
Website

https://www.slu.se/om-slu/jobba-pa-slu/lediga-tjanster/?rmpage=job&rmjob=10502

Contact
City

Uppsala
Street

Almas allé
Postal Code

75007
Phone

0722078372

STATUS: EXPIRED

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