Reference : UMR7360-CATPIE-015
Workplace : VANDOEUVRE LES NANCY
Date of publication : Friday, September 23, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 December 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2.833€ and 3257€ gross monthly
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The position is part of funded EU project entitled MIBIREM-Toolbox for Microbiome based Remediation (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101059260). The MIBIREM project starting from the 1st October 2022, brings together 11 European partners from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, representing academia and industry, and aims to generate a toolbox to develop applications for bioremediation microbiomes.
The postdoc will do research on bacterial community diversity of cyanides, hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and petroleum hydrocarbons (PHC) contaminated soils and groundwater.
The person will explore and characterize the pollutant-degrading bacterial population through the development of in situ soil bacterial traps, the use of DNA-Stable Isotope Probing (DNA-SIP) and metagenomics, and will be involved in isolation (2-months stay at Ghent University in P. Vandamme group) and genomic characterization of bacterial strains potentially interesting for bioremediation and development of specific qPCR assays.
• PhD in microbial ecology or microbiology
• Solid laboratory skills in molecular biology and interest in field trips
• Strong experience with advanced statistics, multivariate statistics, large data management and bioinformatics
• Excellence in English and good communication skills
• skills in writing scientific publications: first-authored papers in high-ranking IF journals in the fields of microbiology, ecology, environmental sciences
We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible, open-minded and team-oriented candidate who has shown good abilities for independent scientific work and will contribute positively to the development of the project. The post-doc will work in close collaboration with Dr. Aurélie Cébron (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=OqgGbUcAAAAJ&hl=fr) and will be in regular contact with most European partners and should interact with them independently.
The LIEC is a joint research unit (UMR 7360) created in January 2013, whose primary objective is to understand the functioning of continental ecosystems that have been heavily disturbed by human activity, with the aim of rehabilitating them. The successful candidate will join the EMMA team (Microbial Ecology of Anthropogenic Environments) under the direction of Dr. A. Cébron that focus on the impact of pollutants (organics and metals) on microorganisms at cellular, populational and community scales.
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