Postdoc en monitoreo de biodiversidad y perturbaciones ambientales basado en ADN ambiental y metabarcoding ~

17 de febrero de 2023

Postdoc en monitoreo de biodiversidad y perturbaciones ambientales basado en ADN ambiental y metabarcoding

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Bournemouth University's vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and  experiences that help to build our global learning community.

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) in molecular ecology to conduct work on biodiversity monitoring using metabarcoding and genomic based techniques. The aim of the project is to use eDNA based metabarcoding methods to understand how environmental perturbations drive changes in species communities. We will be looking at changes in terrestrial and aquatic communities using water, soil and fecal samples.

The research fellow is expected to have well developed competencies in genomic data generation (genomic library preparation) and analysis of these data using appropriate methods to a standard appropriate for publication. Applications with expertise in some of the following methods are expected: extensive lab experience, genomic library preparation, metabarcoding, and bioinformatic data analysis. The ability to apply these methods to answering questions on species movement and biodiversity monitoring is essential.

The project is part of the wider larger research project 'Resolving the extinction crisis: sustainable and technological solutions for biodiversity and society', which sits within the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences. As part of this project, the molecular ecology fellow will work alongside three other research fellows covering topics on movements, and physiological and behavioural changes.

The appointment will be made based on research experience and track record.

This position is available on a fixed-term basis until 1 February 2026.

For further and informal discussions, please contact the Principal Investigator of the project, Professor Robert Britton, at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, email: or technical lead Dr Emilie Hardouin at

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