at the Department of Environmental Science. Closing date: 23 May 2021.

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. The department is divided into four units with more than 170 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. Research and teaching focuses on chemical contaminants, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry and (eco)toxicology. As an employee at the Department of Environmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

Project description
We are seeking a researcher to join the Exposure and Effects Unit at ACES. The work is focused on Daphnia microbiome analysis, in association with ongoing projects on exposure effects of environmental contaminants, including cyanotoxins and antimicrobial substances. The overall research seeks to understand biofilm formation in the animal gut under various exposure scenarios in standard toxicity testing using Daphnia magna, and biofilm-mediated effects on the host. We take a broad and multidisciplinary approach, which spans basic biology, environmental microbiology and environmental chemistry, to improve mechanistic understanding of the host-microbiome interactions. See project details at link.growkudos.com/1pagfaz0wlc.

Main responsibilities
To characterize bacterial communities using various bioinformatics approaches, with particular focus on community diversity and functional properties.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
A successful candidate should have experience in the Daphnia microbiome analysis, environmental microbiology, biofilm response to toxins and antimicrobials, and molecular biology. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in laboratory and field research on bacterial diversity.
Special attention will be given to research skills. The selection is based primarily on scientific excellence and documented experience in the relevant fields.
The following selection criteria should be addressed in the application:

  • At least 5-6 years of postdoctoral experience in microbiology.
  • Documented skills in bioinformatics.
  • Documented experience of using UPPMAX platform (NGI, Sweden).
  • High quality publications showing the capacity to conduct and publish research in environmental microbiology, both basic and applied.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment, up to 4 months. Start date 2021-06-15 or as per agreement.

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Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Rehab El-Shehawy, rehab.elshehawy@aces.su.se, and Prof. Elena Gorokhova, elena.gorokhova@aces.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 2 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 23/05/2021