Jobs and Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral fellowship and studentship on microbial biofilms at the University of Sydney

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and a PhD student to join an interdisciplinary team with expertise in the area of Microbiology and Plasma Science on an ARC (Australian Research Council) Discovery Project. The project aims to understand plasma interactions with biofilm cells and their extracellular matrix. The objective is to investigate structural and biomolecular changes of single and mixed-species biofilms using flow cell culturing, fluorescent microscopy, genomics and transcriptomics.

 

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for research in the area of cold atmospheric plasma interactions with biofilm cells and the extracellular matrix. This will include:

  • performing biofilm culturing experiments in batch and flow through systems

  • investigating cold plasma and plasma water treatment conditions for effects on biofilms using culturing,

  • fluorescent microscopy or genomic approaches

  • conducting research activities focused on the effects of cold plasma on the biofilm matrix

For more information see https://t.co/23OU971Dlx?amp=1 

The  PhD project will focus on understanding the interaction of cold atmospheric plasmas with microbial biofilms. Plasma is the fourth state of matter and forms when gas is exposed to an electrical charge producing a lightning-like discharge. A plasma discharge can also be made in water to generate plasma-activated water. Plasma and plasma-activated water have antimicrobial activity due to a range of reactive chemical species formed. A detailed understanding of its mode of action is required so that plasma technology can easily be applied to remove unwanted biofilms from food and food production equipment, water systems and medical devices. The project aims to understand plasma interactions with biofilm cells and their extracellular matrix. The objective is to investigate structural and biomolecular changes of single and mixed-species biofilms using flow cell culturing, fluorescent microscopy, genomics and transcriptomics. The position is based at the University of Sydney, Darlington/Camperdown campus.

Contact: Dr Anne Mai-Prochnow, anne.mai-prochnow@sydney.edu.au

Mycology experts and enthusiasts

 

Calling any and all North Queensland based Mycology experts and enthusiasts to join with us to create a new business venture to grow the first commercial biocomposite made from local waste. We need a dedicated team of passionate mycelium growers to create a plant in Townsville, in partnership with us, <1.5º design.

 

For more information contact Sara Cole saracole@urbanmoments.org

Check out our green architecture www.urbanmoments.org

Product example + license https://ecovativedesign.com/mycocomposite

 

Calling on a Material Revolutionist to join a collaborative research and development team based in Sydney. This field research and development is in bio-manufacturing, exploring mycelium as a medium for growing ethical materials for construction and product design out of agricultural waste.

 

Driven by the need for innovation based on regenerative practises, inspires the idea of revolutionising the built environment. Our strategy is centred in biomimicry, nature inspired design that allows us to learn from and mimic the strategies found in nature to solve complex human design challenges.

 

We consider waste as a human idea - we connect waste with purpose by the mycoremediation of the industrial ecology. Tapping into the queendom of fungi, we are able to restore unwanted materials into products of responsibility and efficiency.

 

What you will be doing:

• Research and develop Mycelium strains for biomaterials

• Train mycelium strains in developing biomaterial prototypes

• Continue to develop and test biomaterial prototypes

 

What we need from you:

• Alignment in vision and philosophy

• Charisma, uniqueness, creativity, and tenacity

• Experienced mycologist - growing mycelium on various substrates

• Willing to learn, educate and grow with us

 

See the attached PDF for more details.

 

We want you to join (y)our revolution!

More information and applications please contact Daniel on the details below.

Email: goldy059@gmail.com

Mobile: 0406738522

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