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PhD student opportunity to study microbial drivers of Anaerobic Methane Oxidation in Amazon peatlands

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Location: Tempe, AZ, USA

The Moran and Edison labs at the University of Georgia are hiring two post-doctoral positions in marine microbial ecology and/or microbial metabolomics

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Ecology of bacteria, archaea and fungi to understand how C and N process during the arctic winter may be decisive for feedbacks from tundra to the global climate.

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Location: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

The Marlow Lab at Boston University is hiring for a two-year position to advance fluorescence in situ hybridization methods in salt marsh sediments.

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Tenure track position in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of British Columbia focused on engineering microbial cell systems

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to study larval supply-side ecology of commercially important species along the coast of Maine.

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Location: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine, U.S.A.

Develop predictive models of plant-microbe interactions from metagenomic and exo-metabolomic time-series data using neural relational inference.

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Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Two 10 month postdoc positions are available (start date 1st November 2021) to work with Colin Murrell at the University of East Anglia, UK

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Location: Norwich UK

Climate change, functional and phylogenetic diversity of micro-organisms and ecosystem functioning

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Location: State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

Tenure track position at any of the Univesity of Miami RSMAS Departments, including: Atmospheric Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Marine Geosciences, Marine Biology and Ecology, or Environmental Science and Policy

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Location: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami

The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the field of microbial metabolism to work as part of a larger team on several related projects intended to better understand carbohydrate anabolism and catabolism in soil organisms and the environment. This research theme, supported by grants from the USDA, the Keck Foundation, and the Grantham Foundation, engages several units across campus, including the NREL, the Ecosystem Science and Sustainability department, the Materials and Molecular Analysis Center (part of the CSU Analytical Resources Core), the department of Chemistry, the WM Keck Metabolism Collective and others. 
 

The primary goal of this position is to isolate and identify soil microorganisms capable of novel carbohydrate anabolism and catabolism and to understand how and why these microorganisms carry out these functions. To that end, the researcher will (1) use analytical platforms for understanding and characterizing the metabolic pathways by which rare carbohydrates are synthesized and consumed with the goal of (2) functionally characterizing these organisms, processes, enzymes, and genes. 
 

These positions are initially for one year with the potential for a one- to two-year extension based on performance. 

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Location: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

We are looking for a personality with an international reputation in current areas of aquatic microbiology.

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Location: University of Greifswald, Germany

Systems soil ecology with a synthetic microbial community

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Location: Leibniz Institute DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany

The Department of Microbiological Sciences at NDSU is seeking to fill a full-time bioinformatician position to support a new agribiome research initiative.

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Location: North Dakota State University

Recycling of organic waste can turn a fossil fuel based economy into a bio-based economy. The future in this domain targets the development of new technologies that use organic waste streams for gaining products with high added value. The main discipline to develop these technologies via biological means is microbial ecology, the field which studies the interactions among microorganisms. The biochemical conversion technologies require a social network of different microorganisms. It is postulated that a better understanding of the interactions among microorganisms and of their spatial and temporal structure in for instance biofilms, is key to develop functionally active and stable microbial communities that catalyze these bioconversions. The KU Leuven has a full time academic vacancy for a microbial ecologist to perform research on novel technologies that support the bio-based circular economy. The new professor has to use current state of the art and new methods to take up the challenge to understand the deeper ecology and functioning of microbial communities governing bioconversion processes of interest for circular economy in order to propose measures for improvement and control. 

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Location: KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

The International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) is seeking an experienced professional to manage and support the society.

The ISME Office is based at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) in Wageningen and supports ISME at all administrative and organizational levels.

ISME is a non-profit charity and serves the wider-community and seeks to help and promote microbial ecology in all aspects. It has become thé members association to join when you work in the field of microbial ecology. ISME is owner of two publications and organizes events (physical and virtual) with the main event being the ISME Symposium. Besides this ISME offers several funding possibilities.

The NIOO-KNAW is a top research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and focuses on fundamental and strategic research on individual organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems.

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Location: Wageningen, the netherlands
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Location: New Have, CT USA

Harnessing the stress-recruited microbiome of dry edible pea to promote resilience to biotic and abiotic stress

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Location: North Dakota State University

We offer a postdoctoral position to study the growth efficiency and interactions of freshwater bacteria in closed experimental assemblages

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Location: Limnological Station, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

We look for a motivated postdoc to work in a project “Linking microclimate, deadwood microbial diversity, adaption mechanisms and ecosystem processes

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Location: Institute of Microbiology, Prague, Czech Republic

Graduate student opportunity (PhD) Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics of multi-species environmental biofilm

Location: Department of Animal Science Texas A&M College Station, Texas USDA-ARS-USMARC, Meat safety and Quality, Clay Center, Nebraska

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Location: Texas, USA

Graduate Student Opportunities in Livestock Microbiome at North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
Two graduate student positions (one M.S. and one Ph.D. level) are available in Dr. Samat Amat’s lab in the Department of Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The thesis research projects will be conducted in collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Animal Sciences in one of the following topics: 1) understanding the role of maternal microbiome in fetal and offspring development in cattle; 2) harnessing the reproductive tract microbiota to enhance fertility; 3) developing antimicrobial alternative strategies (e.g. bacteriophage, essential oil, and microbiota transplantation) to mitigate bovine respiratory disease and/or liver abscesses in feedlot cattle.

Location: Fargo, North Dakota, USA

People and trees: intimately connected by a shared microbiome in an urban world

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Start date: Flexible
Location: Université de Sherbrooke

The University of Bayreuth is seeking to appoint a
Full Professor for Fungal Ecology
at pay grade W 3 to commence in October 2022.

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Location: University of Bayreuth, Germany

Postdoc position in metagenomics, molecular environmental microbiology, computational biology (machine learning modeling using microbiome data)

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Location: South Korea

Exciting projects for candidates with strong background in Microbial Ecology. The goal is to establish and apply cryoET as a new discovery tool.

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Location: ETH Zürich, Department of Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biophysics, Switzerland

A scientist position in quantitative & computational science to support environmental microbiome/genomics/ecology research.

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Location: Institute for Environmental Genomics, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

We are looking for a person with an experience in bioinformatics that will participate in the analysis of microbiome structure and function

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Location: Institute of Microbiology, Prague, Czech Republic