Posted: 21 April 2021
Closing: 12 May 2021
PDRA in Snow Algae Physiology
Location: SAMS Oban
Contract Type: Fixed Term- 2.5 years
Salary range: £28,331 – £31,866 per annum
Working Pattern: Full Time
Posted Date: 20/04/2021
Deadline: 12th May 2021
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to carry out research on the metabolome, genome and physiology of Antarctic snow algae isolates and communities, and the nutrient chemistry of their habitats. The post is a crucial part of a new NERC-funded project to understand the physiology and distribution of snow algae blooms across the whole of Antarctica. You will work in close collaboration with partners at the British Antarctic Survey, University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge. https://www.sams.ac.uk/science/projects/saga/
You will be an articulate experimental worker with practical experience in either microalgae physiology (e.g. culturing, bioreactors, growth, gas exchange), biochemistry (e.g. GCMS, HPLC) and/or genomics (e.g. rbcL, ITS, 18S barcoding). You will produce high quality results to advance the project, present at conferences and publish results in high impact journals.
The post is laboratory and desk based but opportunities to carry out Antarctic fieldwork can be explored.