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Postdoctoral Associate in Diatom Symbiosis/Microbial Oceanography in Abu Dhabi

The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate starting September 1, 2021 under the supervision of Professor Shady Amin (Lab Website). We encourage applicants with a strong bioinformatics and/or computational biology background who have experience analyzing omics data related to marine microbes or microbiomes. Applicants must have a strong publication record and a capacity to conduct independent, high-quality research. Applicants must hold a PhD in oceanography, marine biology, computational biology, or a related field at the time of appointment.

The Lab of Angela Falciatore at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique (CNRS) in the Sorbonne University in Paris is looking for a highlymotivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist tojoin the laboratory of Chloroplast Biology and Lightsensing in Microalgae” directed by Dr. Angela Falciatore at the Institut de Biologie PhysicoChimiquein Paris France. This laboratory is dedicated to the study of lightdriven processes (photosynthesis,photoperception and lightdependent rhythms) and chloroplast biology. The laboratory addresses key questions on the biology, evolution and ecology of microalgae by focusing on different molecular model systems (e.g., the diatomPhaeodactylum tricornutum, the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) andon ecological relevant phytoplanktonic species, investigated with approaches of ecophysiology, biophysics, biochemistry, genomics and genetics(http://www.ibpc.fr/UMR7141).

2 PhDs and 1 Postdoc on ‘Unravelling microbial community assembly patterns in vanishing glacier-fed streams’

We are seeking two motivated PhD students and a postdoc to work on a newly funded, 4-year project based at the Department of Ecology at Charles University in Prague starting July 2022.  

Project description: In this project, our aim is to better understand the roles of deterministic versus stochastic processes in assembling prokaryote and diatom communities in glacier fed streams and rivers. To do this, we plan to use both traditional and molecular approaches, as well as establish a culture collection for laboratory experiments, survey diverse glacier fed streams from the European Alps, and analyze archived material from around the world. We hope that the project will provide a step forward for understanding microbial community dynamics in running waters, and promote a better understanding of the microbial life we will lose following the disappearance of glacier fed streams.  

Requirements: The successful PhD student should hold a M.S. degree by the start date, and the postdoc should likewise have their PhD. All applicants should have a background in ecology/microbiology, good written and oral English skills, and a willingness to conduct field and laboratory work.  

How to apply: Please submit a single pdf file with a letter of interest (2-page maximum – should describe any relevant experience, including previous experience with diatoms, bioinformatics, statistics, culturing, and fieldwork), a CV, and contact information for 3 references. For prospective PhD students, please also provide university transcripts (unofficial is fine) or a list of relevant courses taken.  

Inquiries and applications should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Tyler Kohler (tyler.j.kohler@gmail.com) and Dr. Katerina Kopalova in CC (k.kopalova@hotmail.com). For full consideration, please apply before 1 January 2022.