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PhD position at Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Job Title: PhD position at Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam

Location: Netherlands

Institute’s profile

The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) is one of the eight research institutes of the Faculty of Science.


Soda lakes are extreme environments with pH values between 9 and 11, and salt concentrations up to saturation. Despite these hostile conditions, most soda lakes are highly productive and harbor diverse microbial communities responsible for the cycling of chemical elements. The overall goal of the project is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the diversity and ecophysiology of sulfur bacteria in soda lakes, their niche differentiation, and the molecular mechanisms by which they adapt to extreme halo-alkaline conditions

The position will start in May 2014. The full-time gross monthly salary will range from €2,083 in the first year to €2,664 in the final year.


Master in microbiology, microbial ecology or systems biology; experience with cultivation of bacteria; experience with genomic/proteomic techniques and bioinformatics is desired; fluent in English.

How to apply:

Apply by visiting the university website

Reference: UoA

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