PhD project on metabolism of phototrophic bacteria (Czech Republic)

The PhD project focusses on the interplay of respiration and photosynthesis in cultures of photoheterotrophic bacteria using biochemical and biophysical techniques.

PhD position available

The Laboratory of Anoxygenic Phototrophs at the Institute of Microbiology in Trebon is looking for motivated candidate for a PhD position. We are an international, competitive group working on physiology, genomics and ecology of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria. The communication language is English. The team collaborates with laboratories in Europe, USA and Japan. The Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences is one of the top research institutes in the Czech Republic. Trebon is located in the center of lake-land nature reserve area. See: http://www.alga.cz/en/c-371-laboratory-of-anoxygenic-phototrophs.html

Project: Light energy from the sun drives basically all the life on Earth. Photosynthesis, the process where light energy is captured and converted in the chemical energy available for organisms, represent one of the most important biological processes. In the presented project we will focus on photoheterotrophic organisms which utilize light energy only partially to supplement their predominantly heterotrophic metabolism. The project will focus on how these bacteria capture light energy and how they use it in their metabolism. The student will learn basic microbiological, biophysical and molecular techniques.

Recruitment procedure:

A motivation letter and CV should be sent to aap@alga.cz by May 10th, 2019. The selected candidates will be contacted for additional information. The interviews will be held in May-June. The expected start is summer 2019.

Doc. Michal Koblížek PhD

Inst. of Microbiology CAS

379 81 Trebon, Czech Republic

Application deadline:
Start date: Flexible
Location: The Laboratory of Anoxygenic Phototrophs at the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Třeboň, Czech Republic