This theme relates to microbial metal and mineral transformations in terrestrial locations, and their applied and environmental significance. Multidisciplinary research projects are available in the areas of geomicrobiology, biogeochemical cycling, soil processes and plant productivity, biodeterioration, bioweathering and biocorrosion of structural materials and cultural heritage, pollutant responses and bioremediation, metal biorecovery, modelling geomicrobial processes, biomineral technology, and the production of new biomaterials. Research groups participating in this theme are listed below.
Candidates are invited to express their interest by submitting a cover letter and CV as a single PDF file by email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating their choice of research theme and particular group of interest by 1st August 2014. For senior postdoctoral applicants with a particularly strong track record, the University will offer the possibility to create their own research group and will provide additional support to be negotiated. Candidates selected following this first round will be invited to jointly write a research proposal for the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship scheme with assistance from the supervisor of the research group of interest.