deadline: 30th May
Heriot Watt have a vacancy for maternity leave cover on a P/T casual basis from Sept 2023 to March 2024. It may suit a researcher PDRA, RA, more experienced research student.
Delivery of an existing Honours-level course (1 Module)
- Introduction to (environmental) microbial ecology (role of microbes on the planet, the ecological role of viruses, traditional microbiological methods, why molecular methods)
- Basics of molecular ecology (functional genes, primers, probes, phylogenetic analysis, online tools…)
- Molecular methods (cloning, microarrays, fingerprinting, qPCR, dPCR, FISH, high-throughput sequencing, omics, stable isotope probing, MAR-FISH, Raman-FISH, nanoSIMS, single-cell techniques) – focus on what questions can we answer, advantages, limitations, things to consider when choosing a method, so all more conceptually than really into protocols, and with plenty of research examples
More information about pay and further requirements can be sent to Mark Hartl: [email protected]