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Molecular Biology, Research assistant in Sweden – Metagenomic analysis of fungal and viral communities

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Sweden

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) recruits Research assistant position – Metagenomic analysis of fungal and viral communities at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Sweden – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Research Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
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Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Uppsala,

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Qualification Details

The successful candidate will be the holder of a university degree in the field of biosciences and have considerable research experience in the field of microbial ecology. Candidates further need to demonstrate previous experience of conducting bioinformatics analyses of eukaryotic and viral communities and related statistical analyses using the tools listed in the work description. We expect the holder of the position to independently handle these tasks without any further training. Experience in leading and contributing to scientific publications relevant for the position is considered a merit. Knowledge about the Arctic thermokarst environments is desirable and will be considered as an additional merit. We are looking for a candidate who can work in a structured manner with attention to detail and proper written documentation. The working language in the group is English.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We want to hire a research assistant with molecular biology and microbiology background and with strong biocomputational skills to perform bioinformatic analysis of environmental fungal and viral communities from Arctic aquatic ecosystems. The job includes bioinformatic processing and statistical analyses of fungal genomes, ribosomal RNA sequences and metagenomes as well as viral metagenomes retrieved from aquatic habitats. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the writing of an article based on the results. The bioinformatic analyses will involve quality control, assembly and functional annotation of shotgun metagenomes using tools such as Trimmomatic, Megahit, Spades, IDBA-UD, BBMap, Kaiju, MetaEuk, eggNOG and HTSeq. Statistical analyses and visualization of the results are expected to be done using R.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -SLU.ua.2021.2.5.1-3491
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About the Department

The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment (www.slu.se/aquatic-sciences) is working with applied environmental science, with a national responsibility for assessing the condition of Swedish surface waters with respect to water chemistry, pollution and aquatic biota. The department has some 130 employees. The research focuses on geochemical and hydrological processes, aquatic ecology and biodiversity, as well as on aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry. The department is part of a Soil-Water-Environment cluster, a recently established competence center for landscape-level processes that also includes the Departments of ‘Soil and Environment’ and ‘Energy and Technology’. The breadth of expertise among the 300 members in combination with a well-equipped infrastructure creates a unique platform for high quality research as well as environmental monitoring and assessment.

About the Employer: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

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Contact details

Stefan Bertilsson
Professor
018-671151
stefan.bertilsson@slu.se

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