Researcher with focus on microbiology

Tidsbegränsad anställning
Heltid
Ansök senast
Ansök

Ref nr: ORU 2.1.1-03788/2020

The School of Science and Technology is seeking a researcher in biology for a fixed-term appointment at The Life Science Research Center.

Duties and responsibilities

The main duty is to perform research on microbial-induced PFAS uptake by plants. The project is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Systems Immunology and Microbiology group at Örebro university and researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. The project will focus on soil microbiota and its effect on PFAS availability for plants using hydroponics and pot experiments for improving phytoremediation. The main duties will involve both environmental sampling and laboratory research that includes collecting soil, water and plant samples, establishing molecular methods for microbiome assessment, maintaining hydroponics system, and assessment of microbes and plants. Other duties include general lab maintenance, communicating with partners and dissemination of research results.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a position as a researcher the successful candidate should have a PhD degree in biology or related subjects with focus on microbiology.

Assessment criteria

Documented practical experience and skills in microbiology, bacteriology and plant systems. Experience in bioremediation, molecular biology and microscopy will be advantageous. The successful candidate should be thorough, ambitious, highly motivated and have the ability to cooperate in a team, as well as to work independently. Proficiency in written and spoken English is necessary.

Information

The position is a 12 month position (100%). The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the tasks.

For more information about the position, please contact prof. Jana Jass (This is an email address; 076847 1957) or deputy head of School Anna Kärrman +46 19 30 14 01 (This is an email address). For information about The Life Science Center, please visit https://www.oru.se/english/research/research-environments/ent/lsc/

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Covering letter
  • CV
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10)

The application deadline is 2020-07-31. We look forward to receiving your application!