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Laboratory Technician for Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM) 952876

The newly established Center of Excellence, Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM), Aarhus University, Denmark, seeks an excellent colleague for a five-year position as laboratory technician. The position is limited to 5 years with the possibility of a 4-year extension if the Danish National Research Foundation extends the grant to the Center. The position is available from 1 February 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate has experience in microbiological, molecular biological, and/or chemical-analytical techniques, good communication skills in English, and wants to be part of a fast-developing, interdisciplinary research field. Experience in microfluidics is an asset.

The position is based at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus C in an interdisciplinary setting including the Section for Microbiology, Department of Bioscience, the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, and The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. These departments offer an international working environment with state-of-the-art facilities for molecular and ecological microbiology, next generation sequencing, electrochemistry, and electron microscopy.

We expect the applicants to:

• Be highly dedicated, self-motivated and ambitious
• Have excellent collaborative skills and an interest to work in an interdisciplinary center.

The Center for Electromicrobiology, CEM, at Aarhus University is a newly established Center of Excellence supported by the  Danish National Research Foundation . The aim of CEM is to establish a novel view on electron flow between living cells by addressing three overarching research questions: how are  the electrons transported, how are they exploited by the cells, and how do they shape ecosystems? The centimeter-long cable bacteria with internal electron conductors connecting thousands of cells will have the main role in CEM’s endeavors: their large-scale separation of biological anode and cathode processes allows detailed experimental studies of the associated conductors and metabolisms, and their apparent electron exchange with many other bacteria will provide exceptional insights into electric ecosystems. The center applies a combination of microbiological, biogeochemical, molecular biological and electrochemical approaches, including microfluidics, modeling, next generation sequencing, Cryo-EM, and computational biology.

Further information
For further information on the positions, please contact Lars Peter Nielsen Professor, Head of CEM  Department of Bioscience, Section for Microbiology +4560202654

Formalities and salary range
Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions (OAO-S-fællesoverenskomsten). 
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


All applications must be made online and received by:

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