MixITiN Current Vacancies

We have 3 positions open at the moment

MixITiN ESR6 Position: Life in planktonic greenhouses

PhD Fellowship between UK-France-The Netherlands

This is a great opportunity for a candidate interested in developing a suite of integrated skills to work in marine science. MixITiN ESR6 will work between Swansea University (UK) and Station Biologique de Roscoff (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie; France) to enhance our understanding of the ecophysiology of a specific group of mixotrophic plankton that maintain symbiotic microalgae growing within themselves. These organisms play an important role in ecology (including harmful algal blooms), and also as indicators eutrophication and of climate change.

Supervisory Team: Dr Aditee Mitra (UK; Primary Supervisor), Dr Fabrice Not (CNRS France), Dr Willem Stolte (Deltares)

Project title: Life in planktonic greenhouses; a systems dynamics approach

Objectives: ESR6 will explore the ecophysiology of endosymbiotic mixotrophs (eSNCMs) such as Rhizarians and green Noctiluca that operate as planktonic greenhouses. ESR6 will work in close collaboration with ESR4.

Secondments:

E6.S1 Host: UPMC; supervisor Dr Fabrice Not; 2mo in Yr1. Purpose: field data collation.
E6.S2 Host: UPMC; supervisor Dr Fabrice Not; 2mo in Yr2. Purpose: model validation against field data.
E6.S3 Host: Deltares; supervisor Dr Willem Stolte for 3mo in Yr3. Purpose: coastal management regimes and impact on eSNCMs.

For further information and to apply for ESR6 position please CLICK HERE

 

MixITiN ESR8 Position:  Trophodynamics of the cryptophyte-MesodiniumDinophysis complex

PhD Fellowship between UK – Denmark – Belgium – The Netherlands

This an exciting opportunity for a candidate interested in developing a suite of integrated skills to work in marine science. MixITiN ESR8 will work between Swansea University (UK), the Marine Biology Section of Kobenhavns Universitet (Copenhagen, Denmark), Deltares (The Netherlands) and the Ecology of Aquatic Ecosystems group at Universite Libre De Bruxelles (Belgium) to enhance our understanding of the ecophysiology and ecology of a specific group of mixotrophic plankton that engage in “body snatching” to acquire their photosystems. These organisms play an important role in ecology (including harmful algal blooms), and also as indicators of eutrophication and climate change.

Supervisory Team: Prof Kevin Flynn (UK; Primary Supervisor), Prof Per Juel Hansen (UCPH Denmark), Dr Willem Stolte (Deltares), Prof Nathalie Gypens (ULB, Belgium)

Project title: Trophodynamics of the cryptophyte-MesodiniumDinophysis complex. ESR8 will work in close collaboration with ESR7.

Objectives: ESR8 will explore the ecophysiology and trophic interactions functioning within the cryptophyte-MesodiniumDinophysis complex.

Secondments:
E8.S1 Host: Deltares; supervisor Dr Stolte for 2mo in Yr1. Purpose: impacts of environmental management strategies.
E8.S2 Host: UCPH; supervisor Prof Hansen; 2mo in Yr2. Purpose: expert witness validation of the model complex.
E8.S3 Host: ULB; supervisor Prof Gypens; 3mo in Yr3. Purpose: implementation of model complex into ecosystem models.

For further information and to apply for ESR8 position please CLICK HERE

 

MixITiN ESR10 Position: The role of mixotrophy in ecosystem dynamics

PhD Fellowship between Universite Libre De Bruxelles (Belgium) – AWI (Germany) – AZTI (Spain) – AP Marine (Cyprus)

This an exciting opportunity for a candidate interested in developing a suite of integrated skills to work in bringing marine science into the 21st century through incorporation of mixotrophy within environmental models. MixITiN ESR10 will be based at the Ecology of Aquatic Ecosystems group at Universite Libre De Bruxelles (Belgium) undertaking ’omics training at Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany). ESR10 will also work in AZTI (Spain) deploying molecular techniques and acquire training in water quality monitoring at AP Marine (Cyprus).

 Supervisory Team: Prof Nathalie GYPENS (Belgium, Primary Supervisor), Dr Uwe John (AWI, Germany)

Project Title: The role of mixotrophy in ecosystem dynamics

Objectives: ESR10 will explore the role of mixotrophy on ecosystem functioning and biogeochemical cycles using modelling approached. ESR10 will work in close collaboration with ESR1.

Secondments:
E10.S1 Host AWI; supervisor Dr John; 3mo in Yr1. Purpose: genomic technics.
E10.S2 Host: AP Marine; supervisor Mr Petrou; 1mo in Yr2. Purpose: water quality monitoring techniques.
E10.S2 Host: AZTI; supervisor Dr Irigoien; 2mo Yr2. Purpose: molecular techniques deployment.
E10.S3 Host: AWI; supervisor Dr John; 2mo Yr3. Purpose: field data analysis.

For further information and to apply for ESR10 position please CLICK HERE