Under the scope of the research activities of the Center of Biological Engineering of the University of Minho and the ERC grant agreement number 323009 – “Novel Anaerobes for a Biobased Economy”, a Research Fellowship position is open to study the physiology of novel LCFA-degrading bacteria, under the supervision of Professors Alfons Stams and Madalena Alves. In particular the relationships between facultative anaerobes and strict anaerobic bacteria and archaea will be studied in mixed cultures and defined co-cultures, in continuous reactors operations and in batch assays. Genomic and metagenomics/metatranscriptomics approaches will be applied.
We look for a motivated, enthusiastic, creative, skillful and hardworking person, with excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English and MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Experience in anaerobic biotechnology and microbiology is required.