PhD Position in Microbial Lineages: A fully funded PhD position is available at Wageningen University & Research for candidates eager to unravel the physiology and cell biology of uncultured microbial lineages. The position involves employing innovative cultivation enrichment strategies and cutting-edge microscopy analyses to isolate and study cell biological and physiological properties of novel archaeal lineages.
The research focuses on the diversity and evolution of microorganisms, particularly those that have been poorly studied. The project aims to contribute to the expanding genomic knowledge of prokaryotic lineages, primarily within the archaeal domain.
PhD Position in Exploration of Novel Microbial Lineages
As a PhD student, you will join a diverse research team, conducting independent research on microbial lineages. The project involves the development of targeted enrichment techniques, maintaining enrichment cultures, and characterizing microbial lineages using physiological and microscopy approaches.
- Master’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, or a related field.
- Expertise in enrichment cultivation strategies and microscopy techniques.
- Broad knowledge of microbial physiology and metabolism.
- Affinity with cell manipulation techniques (FISH, BONCAT, FACS).
- Experience with bioinformatics analyses of large biological datasets is a plus.
- Proficiency in English (C1 level).
- Motivation letter
- CV, including publication list
- One-page research statement
- University certificates and transcripts
- Writing samples (recent paper or PhD thesis summary)
- Names and contact details of two academic reference persons
How to Apply
Submit your application as one PDF file via email to email@example.com by the application deadline: December 31, 2023.
Last Date for Apply
Applications will be accepted up to and including 31 December 2023, or until a suitable candidate has been identified. The first job interviews are scheduled for early January 2023.