PhD student opportunity in “microalgae lipid droplet”

PhD student opportunity on “microalgae lipid droplet” Funding: CEA (CEA offers a competitive stipend plus all healthy benefits included) Laboratory: The team of “Microalgae and Bioenergies”, CEA, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France Director of the PhD thesis: Yonghua Li-Beisson ( For her research work: Team website: BIAM – Equipe Bioénergies et Microalgues ( The project … Continued

Postdoc Position working on pyrenoid structure and CO2 fixation in Chlamydomonas

Please see: The Mackinder Lab is looking to recruit a highly motivated, creative and talented postdoc to perform a pivotal role on a BBSRC/NSF funded project in the Department of Biology, University of York. The project titled: “Engineering an algal pyrenoid into higher plants to enhance yields” is an international collaboration involving the University … Continued

Postdoc position available in the Spetea Lab at University of Gothenburg

The group of Cornelia Spetea offers one postdoc position in plant molecular biology, specializing in photosynthesis of microalgae. Project description The green unicellular alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has been long used as a model organism for studying photosynthesis and chloroplast biology, but its chloroplast ion transportome is largely unexplored. The purpose of this project is to gain knowledge about Chlamydomonas ion transport proteins that are … Continued

Phototrophic and efficient high cell density cultivation of C. reinhardtii

The green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii offers great potential as an innovative green-cell factory by combining fast and inexpensive phototrophic growth with advanced options for genetic engineering. The available cultivation media (e.g. TAP, HSM), however, were developed for lab scale settings and typically result in low cell densities of 2-3⋅107 cells/mL, which are insufficient for many … Continued

Faculty member position at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is seeking a new Principal Investigator faculty position at the Assistant or Associate ranks. The Danforth Center believes that a diverse workforce strengthens and enriches our community, and ultimately yields the best science. We are building this world class team of scientists by specifically recruiting individuals with diverse backgrounds … Continued

PhD position for creating novel biocatalysts for H2 production in the Happe group

The work group Photobiotechnology at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, is looking for a motivated doctoral candidate (m/f/d) for a project focusing on protein engineering and metalloenzyme catalysis of algal proteins. The three-year PhD project will integrate biochemistry, chemistry and biotechnology and aims at designing and characterizing novel biological catalysts for the sustainable production of … Continued

PhD position for characterizing stress-induced signal transduction in Chlamydomonas in the Hemschemeier group

The work group Photobiotechnology at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, is looking for a motivated doctoral candidate (m/f/d) for a project on nitric oxide- (NO-) based signal transduction in Chlamydomonas. Our group studies the acclimation of this microalga to stress conditions, hypoxia in particular. The imminent climate change is likely to cause extreme weather conditions … Continued

Postdoc positions in algal molecular biology at the Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic

Iva Mozgová established independent research group in January 2019. Currently, 14 people of 7 nationalities are working on 3 research grants. We are interested in the function and evolution of the Polycomb Repressive Complexes (PRC) in plants. We focus on PRC2 function during plant growth and vegetative development. We combine methods of molecular biology and … Continued

Postdoc or PhD position in metabolism and regulation

The group of Yonghua Li-Beisson at CEA Cadarache, Aix-Marseille University offers two postdoc or one PhD/one Postdoc position starting spring or summer 2021. Research areas Microalgae are promising sources for production of renewable energies.  Our group focus on the study of algal photosynthesis, lipid and hydrocarbon metabolism and aims to dissect major pathways and their … Continued