Current opportunities

PhD Student in Analysis of Environmental DNA, “eDNA” from Marine Organisms

Within the research area “Population Genetics” at The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua, we offer a 3-year Ph.D. position in the field of environmental DNA analysis. The fellow will be employed at DTU Aquas´s location in Silkeborg, Jutland, which besides the Population Genetics group also hosts the section for Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology (FFE). The starting time is negotiable, but preferably around June 1st 2020. The successful candidate will work on a number of funded projects within the topic of environmental DNA from marine organisms. The main focus will be on the development of methods to reliably and cost-effectively to assess bycatch rates in industrial landings and determine species composition in “unwanted catches” in landings of fish for consumption under the “EU landing obligation”.

Deadline for application by 15 April 2020. For further info please click here.


Two PhD fellowships for research on host-parasite interaction of myxozoans and fish

The Laboratory of Fish Protistology at the Institute of Parasitology, Biology Center of Czech Academy of Sciences is looking for TWO highly motivated PhD students. The students will join an international research team elucidating host-pathogen interactions resulting from the 350 million-year arms race between the myxozoan parasite Sphaerospora molnari and the immune system of fish. The principal aims of the two thesis are:
1. Understanding of the mechanisms underlying the development of specific immunity and the analysis of the immune evasion strategies employed by the parasite.
2. Function of selected proteolytic enzymes and their inhibitors in host-parasite interplay, including their testing as vaccine candidates.

Deadline for application by 15 May 2020. For further info please click here.


EU-funded ASSEMBLE Plus project

ASSEMBLE Plus offers access to over 30 marine stations and institutes in 15 countries across Europe and overseas for basic and applied research in the marine science field. Researchers from academia and industry can apply for on-site and remote access. Successful applicants will be able to carry out their project free-of-charge.

Next deadline: 24th April 2020. 

For more information about ASSEMBLE Plus, please watch the project video. Check the latest available call.


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EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD)

The EIPOD programme underlines EMBL’s strong commitment to promoting interdisciplinary research. The institution has a long-standing tradition of scientific excellence that builds on highly interactive research between the group leaders of different research units. EIPOD projects capitalize on synergies emerging at the borders of overlapping yet separate scientific fields, and involve transferring techniques to a novel context. The programme is open to all nationalities and offers about 20 positions annually.

For more info please click here.


If you are a prospective employer looking to recruit someone with expertise in fish and shellfish pathology please provide necessary details (job title, a short text, logo, link/attachment) by emailing the EAFP web-master: Dr Bartolomeo Gorgoglione ([email protected]).