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Research Assistant:Microalgal Biofuel and Biodiversity

Posted by: Tunghai University

Posted date: Jul-11-2016

Location: Taichung, Taiwan

Job Details: A full-time research assistant position is readily available for 12-36 months at Shao-Lun Liu’s lab in the Department of Life Sciences Tunghai University (Taiwan). More lab information can be found at the following website (http://algae.thu.edu.tw/lab/). The research project mainly focuses on the interplay between biodiversity effects and microalgal biomass production. Individuals with an interest in microalgal eco-physiology and biodiversity are highly welcomed. Prospect candidate will be mainly responsible for the cultivation and biomass estimation of microalgae, the operation of laminar flow bench and microscopy, and spectrophotometer analyses. Although experience in cultivation of microalgae and/or microbes and relevant lab skills would be appreciated, full training will be available in all aspects of the work. 


(1)   BSc/MSc in Biology, Ecology, Evolution.

(2)   Microalgal/Microbial Isolation and Cultivation Lab Experience.

(3)   Ability to work in small teams and sociable personality.

Deadline: 31 August 2016 for application. Initial review of applications begins 1 August 2016 and continues as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool. For first consideration, please apply before 31 July 2016. The position is expected to start in late September 2016 or early October 2016.

Application Materials: CV, Cover letter with description of relevant research experience and motivation (1 page), and the name of two referees.

Salary: Depending on the exchange rate, approximately USD$ 1200/month for MSc and USD$ 1000/month for BSc. Health insurance included.


Shao-Lun Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Life Science, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

shaolunliu(at)gmail.com or shaolunliu(at)thu.edu.tw

Job Title Research Assistant:Microalgal Biofuel and Biodiversity
Post Details
Email shaolunliu(at)gmail.com
Employer's Website algae.thu.edu.tw
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Botany/Plant Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Technician
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Taichung, Taiwan
Key Words Biofuel, microalgae, biodiversity, biomass production
Start Date End Sept. to beginning Oct. 2016
Salary 1000-1200 USD/month (depending on exchange rate)
Deadline Aug-31-2016