PhD Research Fellowship in Microbial Biology and Evolution

Department of Biosciences
Position as PhD Research fellow available at Department of Biosciences.

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work or for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work (teaching responsibilities at the department) contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department. Starting date no later than 01.10.2016.

No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.

Job/ project description:

The position will be associated with the Centre for Integrative Microbial Evolution – CIME, which is a prioritized research area at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The main objective of the PhD project is to elucidate and understand the molecular processes underlying bacterial protein glycosylation (pgl) using species within the genus Neisseria as a model system. Studies will entail work to identify pgl genotype – phenotype relationships driving glycan diversification and evolution. The work will be carried in the group of Prof. Michael Koomey. Further information on the system under investigation can be found in recent publications from his group. Part of the work will be carried out with collaborators at Oslo University Hospital and the Norwegian Institute for Public Health (Oslo).

Application deadline: June 22

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