The postdoc position will focus on microbiomes related to aquaculture and is part of a joint EU project on studying the effect of microalgae microbiomes in land-based aquaculture systems.
In this particular project, we want to assemble and apply an advanced omics toolbox on the natural synergy of microalgae and microbial consortia to discover and validate novel bioactive and prebiotic compounds for sustainable use in preventing and treating diseases and promote health in aquaculture.
You will be applying metagenomics and mass spectrometry to study biological composition of microbial communities and the effect of secreted bioactive compounds. Targeted classes include biofilm and microbial pathogens inhibiting enzymes, peptides and small molecules, as well as antiviral natural products.
We expect you to run controlled experiments for functional screening of the microbiomes, isolates and constructed libraries. Samples will be screened for e.g. antibiofilm, antiviral and antibacterial activities.
Documented skills in scientific dissemination of results is an asset.
You are expected to have practical experience with various OMICS technologies (primarily genomics and proteomics) and the bioinfomatic interpretation hereof.
Expertise on characterization of complex microbial communities is an asset.
Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University.
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.