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PhD Stipend in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering – Aalborg University, Denmark, 2022

Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD Stipend is available within the study programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 April 2022.

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General Info

Position: PhD Stipend
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: Apr 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Faculty of Engineering and Science
Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
Aalborg University (AAU)
Aalborg , Denmark

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Qualification Details

A relevant educational background within biology, biotechnology or molecular biology, and experimental experience in biology and/or molecular biology is necessary. Furthermore, documented bioinformatics competences and experience is considered an advantage.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Commercial insect production has been suggested as a major way of achieving a more sustainable production of food and feed that can help secure the global demand for food, but with less emission of greenhouse gasses. However, insect performance and nutritional value differ substantially across growth substrates and production thus needs to be optimized to be a major contributor of food and feed.

The successful applicant will become part of a team (Assoc. Prof. and PI Simon Bahrndorff (Aalborg University), Prof. Jeffery Tomberlin (Texas University), and Prof. Tom Gilbert (University of Copenhagen)) aiming at exploring insect microbiome associations and the biotechnological applications of the hologenome (host genome and metagenome of the intestinal microorganisms) for improving insect production. We hypothesize that unique microbiomes can be used for improving insect production through increased feed conversion efficiency and with a more uniform performance and production across growth substrates. The successful applicant will among other things investigate the gut microbiome composition and functional role in insects, and use microbiome engineering to help improve commercial insect production.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page


Reference Number: 18-21104
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Documents required to complete the online application process

Attached project description should be a maximum of 1 page (not including references).

About the Department

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience advances regional, national, and global knowledge build-up, while contributing to the solution of societal challenges through innovative research, problem-based education and knowledge-based collaborations. We produce excellent research in engineering and natural science and Aalborg University constantly ranks top of the World within engineering research and education

About the Employer: Aalborg University (AAU)

Note or Other details

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.


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Contact details

For further information about scientific aspects of the stipend, please contact Associate Professor Simon Bahrndorff by mail: sba@bio.aau.dk

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