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Head engineer / Senior engineer in Algae Genomics and Marine Microbiomes
The successful applicant will be hired for a technical position to facilitate scientific research. This candidate will be assigned responsibility for development and management of the research group ́s multi-omics data and (meta)genomics strategy. Main activities will be working with sequencing data for genome and metagenome assembly, transcriptomics, amplicon sequence analysis and integration with mass spectrometry-based data. This person will work closely with experimentalists and be able to learn fundamentals of laboratory and field-based molecular biology techniques. This may include occasional opportunities to participate on field work in the Arctic. The appointee will be a valuable resource to the group in connection with teaching and practical guidance of MSc and PhD students and collaborators of the group. It is expected that the successful applicant contributes to method development and management of sequencing and multi-omics data. This includes identifying and managing access to computational resources, documentation, interpretation of data, and quality assurance. The successful candidate will be expected to learn new methods and procedures to support an ever-changing research landscape in algal genomics and microbiomics. This position will have periodic needs to work with and in UiT’s laboratory in Finnsnes, Norway in addition to the primary location at UiT’s main campus in Tromsø.
The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, The Norwegian College of Fishery Science at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway has a permanent position vacant as engineer/senior-engineer in Algae Genomics and Marine Microbiomes. The position is affiliated with the Microalgae and Microbiomes Research Group. The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) undertakes research and research-based teaching of high national and international quality in an interdisciplinary environment. The research activities are provisionally organized into the groups of: Living Marine Resources, Seafood Science, Fish Health, Bioprospecting, Microalgae & Microbiomes, Resource Management, Marine Management and Resource Economics. The Microalgae & Microbiomes Research Group focuses on using multi-omics, molecular ecology and advanced cultivation for translating fundamental biology into new engineering design principles related to carbon capture, bioproducts and other sustainability issues. The group´s research connects the study areas of marine microalgae, complex microbial communities and synthetic biology. UiT - The Arctic University of Norway and a ferrosilicon plant Finnfjord AS collaborate together on an algal carbon capture and utilization project. Hence, this position will support UiT’s two strategic developments in biotechnology for carbon capture, which also include a new project focused on translating Arctic ecological processes into carbon capture engineering principles (ABSORB).