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Postdoctoral position on Cyanobacteria polyphasic approach taxonomic studies open at the University of Liege, Belgium


Position description:


The researcher will operate at the University of Liège, specifically within the Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms (BCCM) - ULC of Cyanobacteria. Supervision will be provided by Prof. Annick Wilmotte and Dr. Luc Cornet. The BCCM consortium includes 7 culture collections, is part of the European Research Infrastructure MIRRI-ERIC and benefits from an excellent international visibility. The BCCM/ULC collection preserves a diversity of ca 400 cyanobacterial strains and is one of the largest polar cyanobacterial collections. https://bccm.belspo.be/about-us/bccm-ulc.


Responsibilities

-Perform Cyanobacterial taxonomic characterizations of BCCM/ULC strains by a polyphasic approach and valorize the strains.

-Perform Cyanobacterial strains isolation.

-Perform Amplicon sequencing dataset analysis.


Profile

-The researcher must hold a PhD in (micro)biology or relevant disciplines,ideally with 1 to 3 years of postdoctoral experience.

-Researchers must not have worked in Belgium for more than 24 months in the last 3 years.

-Experience in polyphasic taxonomy of cyanobacteria.

-Knowledge of cyanobacterial physiology and/or ecology will be considered an asset.

-Knowledge of cyanobacterial genomics will be considered an asset.




Application deadline: 29 February 2024

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