We are looking for a skilled and competent molecular biologist with experience in DNA sequencing and sequence data handling for a research project on bacterial diversity in soil. The project is associated with the Molecular Microbial Ecology research group and Copenhagen High Throughput Sequencing Facility, and the post doc is in addition to the research project expected to function as “super user” on the FLX-machine. The position is to be filled as soon as possible for a duration of 2-3 years.
Research project: Bacterial Diversity in Soil
Of the Earth’s many microbial habitats, soil is by far the most species-rich with hundreds of thousands of different microbial species in a few grams. Therefore, the invention of the GS FLX system is truly exciting, as its sequencing power will enable microbiologists to explore the true bacterial biodiversity and composition at a hitherto unseen depth. Hence, we will use this technology to resolve the immense bacterial diversity in soil by sequencing of genomic DNA extracted from soil to characterize the complex bacterial community of agricultural soil.
Please find more information on the research in the Molecular Microbial Ecology Group at: http://www.bi.ku.dk/microbiology/splejsen/
Or contact Professor Søren J. Sørensen by mail: email@example.com.