[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD position in Microbial Oceanography, University of Vienna
rhansman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 00:52:10 MST 2016
Ph.D. position in Microbial Oceanography
A Ph.D. position is available in the Microbial Oceanography lab of the Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography at the University of Vienna, Austria. The prospective student will have the opportunity to work on projects involving marine microbes and the cycling of marine organic matter.
Possible research directions include:
- Determining the molecular diversity of dissolved proteins in seawater (‘exo-proteomics’) and the production of dissolved proteins by a range of marine microbes under different nutrient conditions. Hence, the study will comprise fieldwork as well as lab experiments with specific microbes.
- Analyzing the composition of the marine microbial community in relation to organic matter cycling in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.
- Determining the role of chemoautotrophically produced organic matter for microheterotrophs in the deep ocean.
Projects will involve laboratory work including molecular and chemical analyses such as mass spectrometry and isotopic analyses, data analysis and bioinformatics, as well as possible field work for sample collection. Applicants must have a Masters degree and related research experience in Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and/or Marine Chemistry. Interested candidates should contact Roberta Hansman. Applications consisting of a motivation letter, CV and names and contact details of three referees should be submitted to Roberta Hansman (roberta.hansman at univie.ac.at) by March 1, 2016.
For more information about the position or the Microbial Oceanography lab at the University of Vienna, please consult our website (http://www.microbial-oceanography.eu/) or contact Roberta Hansman (roberta.hansman at univie.ac.at) or Gerhard Herndl (gerhard.herndl at univie.ac.at).
Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography
University of Vienna
1090 Vienna, Austria
rhansman at univie.ac.at
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