About the Project
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SLIGO, IRELAND
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR : Dr. Nicolas Touzet.
DURATION : Funded for 4 years, full-time.
FUNDING SOURCE : EU H2020 FET PROACTIVE BOW PROJECT
DESCRIPTION : Extracellular vesicle (EV) nanoparticles are the universal agents of intercellular and inter-organismal communication “made by cells for cells” to shuttle lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. EVs mediate physiological processes and help to spread various diseases. Their innate navigation performances take origin in the unique structure and composition of their membrane. A such, the attributes of EVs from a variety of biological sources are actively researched worldwide.
The recruited PhD student will join the BOW team to investigate the potential of microalgae in terms of targeted biotechnological applications relevant to a number of industrial sectors, with an emphasis on high-value metabolites such as polyunsaturated fatty acids and extracellular vesicles.
STIPEND : €20,000 per annum + institutional registration and tuition fees for 4 years.
PROFILE REQUIREMENTS : Motivated candidates with strong interests in microbiology and biotechnology must have a 1st Class honours B.Sc. (essential) and/or a M.Sc. (desirable) in relevant disciplines. Candidates with substantial experience in microbiology (eg. semi/continuous cultivation), analytical chemistry (HPLC, GC-MS, FTIR) and/or microalgal biology (cultivation, physiology) will be considered favourably. Only candidates with a valid European passport are eligible for these positions as international fees cannot be paid from the available funding.
EXPECTED STARTING DATE : 01st October 2020.
TO APPLY : Please send by email 1) a detailed cover letter, 2) a full curriculum vitae and 3) contact details of two academic referees to Dr. Nicolas Touzet ([Email Address Removed]). And CC Veronica Cawley [Email Address Removed] Please insert the subject line ‘BOW’ with your electronic correspondence.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS : 17:00 local time, 21st of September 2020.
This research has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952183.
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