Postdoctoral researcher in Ecophysiology of Marine N2 fixers
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join our project
Metabolic heterogeneity among unicellular diazotrophic cyanobacteria
Recent data from field sampling and laboratory experiments suggest that significant metabolic heterogeneity exists among individual cells of marine unicellular diazotrophic cyanobacteria (Crocosphaera or Cyanothece). Recent studies revealed that one part of cells perform photosynthetic carbon assimilation and nitrogen fixation, while other focus only on nitrogen fixation. Our metabolic modelling suggests that the intercellular heterogeneity provides ecological advantage to cellular consortia.
We are seeking for a motivated Postdoc who will study the regulation mechanism of intercellular metabolic heterogeneity under laboratory conditions preferably using molecular techniques (such as transcriptomics) with collaboration with combination of the state-of-the-art imaging and analytical techniques (nanoSIMS, MS, confocal microscopy) and immunolabelling and single-cell profiling.
Experience and interest in ecophysiology, molecular biological and/or biochemistry of phytoplankton, are required. A PhD in Biological or Chemical Sciences with a focus on Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, or related fields, is required. Funding is available for a 3-year full-time position, subject to satisfactory progress after initial period. Start date at the earliest convenience..
To apply, please send a motivation letter, CV and two reference letters or contact details for references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will start on February 20th. Skype interviews will be conducted end of February / early March.