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Group Leader

Description: 

A Group Leader position is available in the Biological Systems Unit at the newly established Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) to work on MFCs development and other waste water treatment technologies (WWT). 
Our primary R&D focus is on a better understanding of microbial communities in MFCs as a system, together with further optimization and scale-up of the MFC technology. The position holder will be responsible for day to day WWT project management. The project includes installation, running and improvement of MFCs, collecting, processing and analysis the experimental data using metagenomic and metaproteomic technologies. Document all designs, procedures and results.
Supervision of younger researchers and technicians. Preparation of research publications.

Primary R&D focus for the position will be on a better understanding of biological processes in waste water treatment systems, together with further optimization of these technologies using environmental systems and synthetic biology methods.

Qualifications:
(Required)
1) PhD or MSc in a relevant domain, >10 years working experience in a relevant domain and skills to do biotechnological research and at least 2 years of research management or supervisory experience is required.
2) Fluent in English.
3) The candidate is able to communicate well with fellow researchers in similar and other relevant disciplines. The candidate is a team player and enthusiastically to co-supervise junior researchers PhD, MSc students and performing senior research tasks
4) Strong writing and presentation skills.

(Preferred)
1) Practical knowledge of metabolic engineering, systems and/or synthetic biology
2) Practical experience with water treatment systems, aerobic, microbial fuel cells or anaerobic digesters (biogas) are considered as an advantage.

Term:
Full-time, Fixed term appointment for 2 years with possible extension for 1 year with 3 months probationary period.

Compensation:
In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations

Benefits:
Annual paid leave, summer holidays, social insurance (shakai-hoken) includes health insurance, welfare pension insurance, commuting allowances and relocation

3) The candidate is able to communicate well with fellow researchers in similar and other relevant disciplines. The candidate is a team player and enthusiastically to co-supervise junior researchers PhD, MSc students and performing senior research tasks
4) Strong writing and presentation skills.

Contact details: 
For informal enquiries please contact Professor Igor Goryanin goryanin@oist.jp with the following documents: 1) Curriculum vitae in English, including response to requirements for Responsibilities and Qualifications. 2) Cover letter in English 3) Names and contact information for 3 references
Contact email address: 
goryanin@oist.jp
Expiration date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016
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Tenure Track Principle Investigator Position and several Postdoctoral Positions at Italien Institute of Technology, Torino

Description: 

The Center for Sustainable Futures at the Italien Institute of Technology is opening a new section in Synthetic Biology for process sustainability with the following openings.

Attractive call for a tenure track position of leader of the Synthetic and Systems Biology Lab including substantial funding for 5 years. https://tenure.iit.it/about.

Several Post-doc positions on the modelling of metabolic pathways inside microorganisms as well as bioprocesses. https://www.iit.it/careers/openings/opening/207-3-postdoctoral-positions....

Contact details: 
See weblinks.
Contact email address: 
guido.saracco@iit.it
Expiration date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
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Several PhD positions within Marie-Curie Training Network SuPER-W

Description: 

SUPER-W is a "European Joint Doctorate" programme for highly motivated young scientists, combining state-of-the-art research with a comprehensive joint training programme on Resource, Product and Energy Recovery from Wastewater with a strong collaboration between academic and private partners.

It provides 15 PHD scholarships of 3 years each at one of the partner universities: Ghent University (Belgium), TU Delft (the Netherlands), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), University of chemistry and technology Prague (Czech Republic), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (Spain).

The researchers subscribe as well to a doctoral training programme which provides local expert training at the academic and non-academic partner organisations, a network-wide secondment scheme, internships and an intense series of network-wide training sessions, workshops and seminars.

Contact details: 
Detailed information including application form: http://www.superw.ugent.be/ Application deadline: 15 May 2016 Central secretariat: superw@ugent.be
Contact email address: 
superw@ugent.be
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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