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The Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Végétale (LPCV; Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire de
Grenoble IRIG CEA), in the framework of a collaborative project with an industrial partner, is looking
for a candidate for a technician position. This project, in its own right, will be housed within the Lipids
team and will aim to work on a marine microalga belonging to the diatom group. Diatoms are
unicellular photosynthetic organisms and
the team studies a species allowing the control of sexual
reproduction. The technician will contribute, among other things, to the management of the sexual

reproduction of this species in the laboratory, but also to its preservation and phenotypic analysis by

different methods.

The technician will participate in the sexual reproduction of this species and in the monitoring of the
cultures, in particular by microscopic observation. The technician will also be involved in the genetic
and phenotypic screening of modified strains. For all these tasks, the technician will work in tandem
with an engineer.

Further Information:
Call for technician

The Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Végétale (LPCV; Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire de
Grenoble IRIG CEA), in the framework of a collaborative project with an industrial partner, is looking
for a candidate for an researchassistant position. This project, in its own right, will be within the Lipids
team and will aim to work on a marine microalga belonging to the diatom group. Diatoms are
unicellular photosynthetic organisms and the team studies a species allowing the control of sexual
reproduction. Among other things, the researchassistant will contribute to the handling of sexual
reproduction of this species in the laboratory and the use of genetic modification methods. Molecular
tools are available for this species, particularly for genetic transformation and genomic engineering.

The researchassistant will participate in the construction of expression vectors for genomic
engineering and transformation of diatoms using biolistic methods. The researchassistant will be
involved in the genetic and phenotypic screening of the mutant strains and will also be involved in the
application and handling of sexual reproduction techniques as well as the monitoring and preservation
of the different generations. For all of these tasks, the researchassistant will be required to work in
tandem with a technician.

Further Information:
Call for researcher

PhD studentships at the stazione zoologica in Naples

Ph.D. fellowships are available to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples (Italy). Applications are invited from suitably qualified postgraduate candidates:

  • Evolution of the sex determination mechanisms in the diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia
    Director of Studies: Maria I. Ferrante
    Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
    Seat: Naples, Italy
  • MicroRNAs-mediated environmental adaptation in marine microalgae: from physiological responses to biotechnology applications Director of Studies: Sabrina Carrella
    Department of Ecosustainable Marine Biotechnology
    Seat: Naples, Italy
  • Chaetoceros, the most diverse diatom genus in the global marine phytoplankton
    Director of Studies: Wiebe Kooistra
    Department of Integrated Marine Ecology
    Seat: Naples, Italy
  • Present and future estimates for Mediterranean rhodolith-bed productivity and associated carbon fluxes
    Director of Studies: Federica Ragazzola
    Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
    Seat: Ischia (NA), Italy

Research Fellow / Assistant position at the University of Pannonia in Hungary

University of Pannonia, Research Group of Limnology (Hungary, Veszprém) has announced a call for the position of research fellow or assistant.

We are looking for a strongly motivated person interested in diatoms with taxonomic experience.

The deadline of the application is 10th June 2022 with a short CV.

For further information, please contact Csilla Stenger-Kovács


Paleolimnological Postdoc in Miami

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Gaiser Aquatic Ecology Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences and Institute of Environment at Florida International University. The postdoc will conduct palaeoecological research in the Big Cypress National Preserve to develop targets for water quality protection as the region undergoes hydrologic restoration. This work builds on surveys, experiments, and paleoecological studies of benthic algae (primarily diatoms) conducted by our laboratory throughout the Everglades region. It will leverage rich long-term (20-year) datasets documenting the variability in benthic algae abundance and composition and key environmental drivers. The candidate will also collaborate with the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-term Ecological Research program (FCE LTER). Candidates with a background in diatom taxonomy and ecology and paleoecology/limnology are encouraged to apply for this position.

With Dr. Eveline Gaiser