At the Research Division “Analysis and Control of Microbial Systems” (ACMS) of the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science (IBT) and Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), we look for a PhD candidate with a scientific drive to investigate the microbial ecology of phototrophic mixed cultures.
Phototrophic microorganisms are central within natural biogeochemical cycles. Environmental biotechnologies using phototrophs raise interest for capturing (in)organics and nutrients from residuals and valorising them into beneficial products for the circular economy, while protecting the water chain and minimising greenhouse impacts. Inside these colourful microbiomes, we will elucidate how phototrophs establish their metabolic niches across substrate and light gradients, using mixed-culture biotechnology, functional multi-omics, and mathematical models.
For questions about this position, please contact Prof. David Weissbrodt (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the application deadline.