PhD Microbiologist

Job description

Job Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for screening and Isolating soil/plant heavy metal resistant or TPH/PAH degrading microbes from soil/plant samples and from a large selections of microbiome samples.
  • The Microbiologist will design and conduct molecular and bioassay experiments for the mechanism of action study of the selected microbes.
  • Designing and executing product development experiments.
  • Communicating scientific findings to key business partners through written technical and non-technical materials, and oral presentations.
  • You will be responsible for preparing technical reports and SOPs; Maintaining appropriate R&D records (e.g. Laboratory notebooks); procurement of research materials and general laboratory management;
  • Organising and maintaining stocks and consumables including essential strain collections and microbial consortia.
  • Carrying out routine maintenance of equipment.
  • Assisting with research funding and patent applications


Job Requirements

  • D. in Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Biochemistry or related field. Minimum of 3 years of experience in an industrial or research lab studying soil and/or plant microbiology or equivalent.
  • Deep knowledge of soil/plant microbiome literature is required.
  • Expertise and extensive research experience in soil microbiome and/or plant endophytes is highly required.
  • High level of competency in isolation, culture, and characterization of soil/plant associated microbes
  • Knowledge of the study of microbial colonization of plants and/or soil pollutant degradation

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