Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics
University of Pretoria
The following 2-year postdoctoral position, starting January 2023, is available. Skills in microbial ecology, phylogenetics, metagenomics and relevant bioinformatics methods are particularly desirable.
Namib Desert Microbial Ecology
The postdoc will participate in our long-term Namib Desert microbiomics program, based on an annual field expedition to the Gobabeb Research Station. Major planned experiments will investigate very short-term functional-microbiome responses to water addition using a combination of metagenomics, MAG assemblies and metatranscriptomics, and probe the roles of desert plant rhizosphere communities in drought adaptation.
For more information of CMEG, see www.up.ac.za/CMEG