The project aims at developing a novel fungal pre-processing and system enabling a combined production of edible mushroom and biofuels from different woody residues. The main task includes studies on the mechanism of edible fungus cultivation as a biological pre-processing of different types of wood substrate to produce advanced biofuels. This applies to enzymatic process, symbiotic microbes and lignocellulose degradation in fungal culture substrates during the pre-treatment/cultivation time.
Doctoral degree awarded within three years before this application deadline and in one of the following areas: biology, biotechnology, or other relevant subject. Experience in biochemical and microbiological analysis is necessary. Previous experiences in microdialysis and knowledge of lignocellulosic chemistry are desirable. Fluent English language, both in writing and speaking is required.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in a continued academic career in biomass technology. In assessing the applications for the position, particular emphasis will be placed on (1) applicants' scientific proficiency in biology and biotechnology, and (2) their ability to develop their own line of research in biomass technology, complementing the ongoing research within the group. We will also place emphasis on the applicant's personal characteristics and suitability. The applicants' ability to work constructively in a small group and to take own initiatives is very important.