• PhD candidate
  • Anywhere

Website University of Gothenburg

Fully funded PhD position (4 years) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The position is 100% time and requires excellent English proficiency. It does not require EU or Swedish residency and is therefore open to all international applicants. Closing date: March 15, 2019.

Seeking a suitable candidate with background in microbiology, marine/freshwater physiology, bioengineering and/or relevant aquaculture experience with either fish or invertebrates. Candidates must be willing to travel frequently and for extended periods internationally (primarily Europe, Australia and Asia). As the projects involve considerable travel, candidates without prior international living experience will not be considered.

The candidate will be responsible for cultivation in bioreactor systems of specific microbial assemblages that contribute to enhanced growth and wellbeing of live fishfeed (rotifers, brine shrimp) widely used in aquaculture. They will also work on microalgal production for shellfish and biofloc systems for fish and shrimp.  Objectives for achieving project goals include: i) increased production of energy storage and other growth-enhancing compounds in biofloc  iv) heterotrophic and autotrophic microalgal enhancement of live feeds  ii) characterization of nutrients, including vitamins such as B12, amino acids such taurine, and their bioavailability in algal and biofloc biomass iii) physiological effects of enhanced feeds on gut health.

Start date is approximately May 15th, 2019 (flexible).  Salary is paid in Swedish kroner and is around €34,000 (approximately $43,000 USD after tax, depending on exchange rates) with excellent benefits including health coverage, paid vacation and travel. Please find more details about the position at:


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