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PhD position in Chemistry within Umeå University Industrial Doctoral School

Umeå University Industrial Doctoral School for research and innovation
The Industrial Doctoral School (IDS) is a multidisciplinary research school where the projects are based on collaborations between Umeå University and external organizations. The PhD students in IDS form an interdisciplinary group that, in addition to each scientific specialization, is given a tailor-made course package providing a strong platform for future work within research and development. A PhD position in IDS also includes an internship at one of the external organizations for each doctoral student.

Qualifications
To be admitted for studies at third-cycle level you are required to have completed a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications.

To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in chemistry, you are required to have completed first-cycle courses of at least 90 ECTS credits within the field of chemistry or another subject considered to be directly relevant to the specialization in question. Of those 90 ECTS credits, at least 15 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at second-cycle level within the specialization or an equivalent subject.

The applicant should have a higher education in chemical engineering, biochemistry, or technical microbiology and enthusiasm for the scientific topic described above. Experience with microalgal cultivation in lab- or pilot-scale is a merit as is prior knowledge of analytical techniques and procedures employed for the determination of heavy metals or N and P species (NO3-, NH4+ and PO43-). As an applicant you should have the capacity to take the initiative, be creative and to administer own progress with accuracy. Good communication skills and a good command of written and spoken English is required, additionally good knowledge of expressing yourself in speech and writing in Swedish and / or Norwegian is a merit. It is important to have a good ability to work independently as well as in a group in a cross disciplinary environment.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1691-18
Contact
  • Christiane Funk, 090-7867633
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 22.Oct.2018
Last application date 17.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

More information about the vacancy and the application procedure  here: https://umu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:233200/

JUNIOR RESEARCHER IN BIOTECHNOLOGY at the Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR), Portugal

The Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) opens a call for a Junior Researcher (M/F) of any nationality, including stateless candidates under an uncertain term employment contract, within Sistema de Apoio à Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (SAICT) – Call nr 02/SAICT/2017 – Projeto de Investigação Científica e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (IC&DT), funded by Investment and Structural European Funds (FEEI) – Programa Operacional Regional do Algarve and National Funds (FCT-MEC) under the research project “GreenTreat: An Integrated, Sustainable Process for the Tertiary Treatment of Urban Wastewater using Microalgae in the Algarve region”, ref. ALG-01-0145-FEDER-031567”.

Required Profile:
1. PhD in Biotechnology, Biological Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related areas;
2. Proven experience with microalgae cultivation;
3. Experience in using molecular biology techniques;
4. Drivers license valid in Portugal;
5. Experience in supervision of students.

Preference will be given to candidates with:
1. Experience in the use of microalgae for wastewater treatment;
2. Experience in chemical analysis, particularly nutrients in wastewater and macroand micronutrients in the produced biomass;
3. Experience in lipid extraction and biodiesel production and in anaerobical digestion of microalgal biomass;
4. Experience in the identification of prokaryots and unicellular eukaryots using metagenomics;
5. Experience in the use of economical and life-cycle assessment software;
6. Be a vehicle owner;
7. Convenience to work on weekends, if required.

Application Period: Between 5th November 2018 and 26th November 2018.

For further information about the position, application & evaluation processes: Open position at the Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR), Portugal

Available position: researcher at CENAIM, ESPOL (Ecuador)

Last application date: 2018/11/12 23:59
Work place: CENAIM, ESPOL, San Pedro de Manglaralto, Province Santa Elena, Ecuador
Contract: 2019/01/02 – 2020/12/31; 100 %
Degree: Master of Science
Vacancy Type: researcher

Profile of the candidate
We are looking for a candidate fascinated by result-driven academic research and eager to obtain a PhD.
Selection requirements:
• You have a MSc degree in Marine Sciences, Aquaculture, Biology, Bioscience Engineering, or equivalent.
• You have all requirements to enroll for a doctorate of Ghent University.
• You have a very strong motivation to perform high quality scientific research, publish papers in high-level scientific journals.
• You have experience in and are passionate about marine aquaculture, seaweed culture and/or algal biotechnology.
• You are fluent in Spanish and English (verbally and written).
• You have a diving license and experience in diving.
• You have great communication, social, organization and planning skills and are a good team-player.
• You have a problem-solving attitude and the ability to work independently.
It is a plus if:
• You have obtained scientific publications in high-level journals as author or co-author.
• You are creative, can think out of the box, and have a pioneering spirit.
• You have experience in managing technical staff.

ESPOL offers a two-year appointment, which may be renewed, depending on future research grants, and a monthly salary of USD 2,000-2,200. The researcher will be directly contracted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). See more information about the project and the vacancy here.

How to apply
Applications must contain the following documents in English and Spanish:
(1) a motivation letter;
(2) a CV including results from master’s degree and publications;
(3) contact details of at least three referees (including the supervisor of your master thesis).
Please send your enquiries and/or applications via e-mail to Prof. Dr. Sofie Van Den Hende, CENAIM, ESPOL, at shende@espol.edu.ec before the 12th of November at 23:59.

2-year post-doctoral fellowship available at the Department of Chemistry and Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå University, Sweden

A post-doctoral fellowship is available in the group of Prof. Christiane Funk, Dept. of Chemistry and Umeå Plant Science Centre (https://www.upsc.se/), Umeå University (http://www.umu.se/), Sweden. The aim of the project is to characterize the structure and function of metacaspase-like proteases in cyanobacteria and unicellular algae.

Applicants profile: The post-doctoral fellowship is open for one year with possible extension for a second year. Highly motivated applicants with good publication record in international reviewed journals will be considered. A Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related life science is a prerequisite. The requested experimental skills include a solid background in molecular biology and biochemistry. Furthermore, the successful candidate should have worked with cyanobacteria, preferably with Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and/or unicellular algae. Previous experience working with proteases are of benefit. A strong motivation to learn, an ability to develop new methods, and an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, are important features of the persons we are looking for. The fellowship is available immediately.

For further information about the fellowship, please contact Prof. Christiane Funk, Dept. of Chemistry, Umeå University, 90 187 Umeå, Sweden – Christiane.Funk@umu.se

For further information about the position and the application process: Post-doctoral fellowship available at the Department of Chemistry and Umeå Plant Science Centre

PhD student position on Microalgae cultivation and processing at ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

The ETH Sustainable Food Processing group is recruiting a PhD student on Microalgae cultivation and processing.

ETH Sustainable Food Processing group is looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work in a collaborative project with an international food company that aims at developing targeted algae cultivation and processing of certain green algae species to deliver high value macronutrients. Of particular interest are innovative process applications based on advanced cell stress induction, disintegration, separation, conversion and stabilisation techniques. The aligned analysis of the algae structural changes during up- and downstream is key for an optimised food concept development.

The candidate should have excellent academic qualifications, good communication skills, and strong self-motivation. In addition, enthusiasm and talent to engage in engineering and microbial questions and the underlying mechanisms as well as in theoretical/modelling aspects is required. Experience in algae biotechnology and algae microbiology will be considered a plus. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have a Master degree in Biotechnology/ Bioprocessing/ Food Technology/Food Engineering/ Food Microbiology or a closely-related area.

For further information about the position and the application process:  PhD student position on Microalgae cultivation and processing

PHD POSITION IN MICROALGAE TECHNOLOGY/BEER BREWING AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF BIOECONOMY RESEARCH

This is a full-time 3-year position within microalgae technology and beer brewing. The position is part of the project ALGAE TO FUTURE. The applicants will be linked to Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM), and has to be qualified to the PhD program at KBM NMBU. See regulations https://www.nmbu.no/en/research/phd/regulations_guidelines and required qualification https://www.nmbu.no/en/research/phd/application_admission. The PhD work will be supervised by researchers from NIBIO, NMBU and the consortium partner University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. The place of employment will be NIBIO, Department for Bioresources and Recycling Technologies at Ås.

Job description

The project will develop three microalgal value chains demonstrating the potential of various uses of algal biomass rich in respectively starch, protein and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and the main topic for the current PhD task is production of microalgae for use in fermented beverage production. The specific challenges include the development of a cultivation process for selected food grade approved species of microalgae, where production of microalgae biomass with a product specific biochemical composition is essential. This includes biomass components with functionality resembling malt for beer production, such as high starch content combined with starch degrading enzymes.

The algae biomass will be used in an ordinary or modified brewing process. Processing conditions will be monitored and product properties, such as aromatic profile, chemical composition and storage stability of the product will be evaluated.

Contact persons

Research Manager/Department Head Trine Eggen, tel +47 909 97 074 or Department Head Stig Borgvang, tel +47 458 67 258.

For further information about the position and the application process: POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE

Postdoctoral Scientist Position at IMDEA Energia (Spain) to work on Biofuels Production

Required Qualification:

  • Ph.D. degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology.
  • Solid background in photosynthetic microorganisms’ cultivation and fermentative processes.
  • Demonstrated experience by gained expertise and/or publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experienced in national and international projects.
  • Accredited oral and written communication skills in English.

Location: Mostoles, Madrid, Spain.

Remuneration: Between 33,000€ – 37,000€ per year, depending upon qualification and expertise.

Duration: The position is available immediately and is a one year appointment with annual renewals depending on performance.

Reference: 17.25.BT2 POD

For further information contact Dr. Cristina Gonzalez, email:cristina.gonzalez@imdea.org

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae (publications list included) and covering letters by August 18th 2017 to the following address:

 email: cristina.gonzalez@imdea.org

Subject: Reference: 17.25.BT2 POD

For further information: Open position at IMDEA Energy, Spain

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE at Autonomous Metropolitan University- Cuajimalpa Campus (UAM-C) (Mexico City- MEXICO)

With experience on the Microalgal CO2 capture systems for biogas conditioning, reduction of flue gases and for the production of biomass and its use for producing gaseous biofuels or added-value products (you can see a list of the most recent publications at the end of the page), the researchers of the Autonomous Metropolitan University- Cuajimalpa Campus (UAM-C) seek for a candidate that will help to accelerate the generation of scientific and technological knowledge by doing lab and pilot plant experimental research, supervising students and publishing the results in high impact scientific journals.

Profile:

The candidate should hold a PhD on bioprocess, biochemical, biotechnology, chemical or environmental engineering or microbiology. It is necessary to demonstrate knowledge (via publications or conference proceedings) on microalgae cultivation, photobioreactor operation and desirable capabilities on monitoring, instrumentation using engineering software (Labview or other platforms) or molecular tools. However, it is completely necessary to demonstrate skills on writing English scientific documents. Communication skills and experience on student supervision will be appreciated.

Please, send a resume (CV) to the following contacts:

  • Marcia MORALES-IBARRIA Head of CO2 capture and conditioning of gaseous streams cluster-CEMIE-Bio at UAM-C. E-mail: mmorales@correo.cua.uam.mx. Phone: +52 (55) 58046500, ext. 3872.
  • Sergio REVAH, Leader of Academic Research Area Biosystems for environment and bioenergy UAM-C. Email: srevah@correo.cua.uam.mx ; Phone: +52 (55) 58046500, ext. 3560.

Deadline for application should be June 30, 2017

For further information: POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE

Open position for Chemist at AlgaeCytes Limited (UK)

Position: Chemist

Closing Date: June 21 2017

Salary: £22K-26K per annum

Email for enquiries: carolynspring@algaecytes.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The role will be based in our labs, as part of the chemistry team, working on the downstream processing of algal biomass. Central to the role are the optimisation of the production of high-value chemicals, the analysis of products, and the scale-up of processes.

For further information: Chemist Job Description

Open position for Laboratory Technician at AlgaeCytes Limited (UK)

Position: Laboratory Technician

Closing Date: June 30 2017

Salary: £20-24K per annum

Email for enquiries: carolynspring@algaecytes.com 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking an energetic and organised Scientist, you will be supporting the R&D teams developing and implementing the company’s research programme together with various external collaborative projects.

For further information: Laboratory Technician Job Description