The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) is offering four PhD positions for research in cyanobacteria and natural toxins ranging from analytical chemistry to microbial ecology.
Position 1 focuses on the ecological role of cyanobacterial metabolite production and bioaccumulation by herbivores. This 4-year position is in collaboration with Christoph Scheidegger at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. It is connected to a larger project on genomic and metabolomic diversity of lichen communities in the Swiss alps focusing on biodiversity together with a PostDoc researcher.
More information is available here: PhD in Environmental Sciences (link).
Positions 2-4 focus on the production dynamics and transformation kinetics of toxins and bioactive secondary metabolites that define bloom forming cyanobacteria (cyanoHABs). The work is embedded in a larger project focusing on elucidating why toxic cyanobacteria bloom together with colleagues in environmental microbiologists and ecologists. More information is available in the official job postings: