Diatom Jobs (PhD, PostDoc, etc...)


From Diatom-L:
  • Biomonitoring of complex freshwater  ecosystems using eDNA sensors
    The Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires all European member states to assess the ecological status of their water bodies. While each state has made significant efforts to achieve this assessment according to the WFD, some prevalent, but specific water bodies remain to be effectively monitored. This includes extremely dynamic (eg. intermittent rivers) or hard to reach systems (eg. groundwaters). While environmental DNA (eDNA) offers a unique opportunity to monitor these ecosystems, its use is still limited by methodological roadblocks.
    The aim of this thesis project is to test the potential of passive eDNA sensors to monitor the unique biological communities of these ecosystems. The thesis will benefit from the specificities and experience of four academic laboratories (LEHNA/CNRS-Univ. Lyon1, DYNAM/IRSTEA, ICBMS/CNRS-Univ Lyon1 and CARRTEL/INRA) and will be financed by Eurofins Hydrobiologie France. The main objectives of this project are to (i) test the sensors in the lab and in natural settings, (ii) develop new metabarcoding methods, (ii) perform the bioinformatic analyses and their valorisation.  We are looking for candidates with competence in molecular biology and bioinformatics, some experience in hydrobiology is a plus. The PhD project is expected to start in autumn 2018, for 3 years.
    1. Broad Algae Jobs:
      • Taxonomist job in private firm for algae taxonomist. Main job will be
        to process both Diatom and Soft Algae samples. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate experience and knowledge of both types. Duties include identification of samples in a production environment and data summarization for reporting to clients. Job advertisment is attached. 

Others (tangentially diatom based):


  • A PhD scholarship in the Marine and Continental Waters program of IRTA (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology) is available at the IRTA centre in Sant Carles de la Ràpita (Catalonia), starting in September/October 2018. The PhD thesis will be focused on the development of bioanalytical tools to study the dynamics of marine toxins and toxic microalgae in coastal areas. The thesis will be performed in collaboration with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and is co-financed by IRTA, URV and Banco Santander. The PhD student will enrol the “Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering” program of URV.Application deadline: June 10th 2018, 13:00 h. More information: http://www.urv.cat/en/research/support/programmes/urv/programa-marti-franques/pipf/ (Grant number 2018PMF-PIPF-19, URV-IRTA-BS contract)


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