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07/19/2022

Research Enabler position available at Loam Bio

About Loam:

At Loam, we have the earth in our hands. Our team of scientists and entrepreneurs is united in a mission to realise the potential of microbes to address climate change.

We are dedicated to developing solutions that boost agricultural productivity and benefit the environment. We are developing soil carbon sequestration technology that uses the power of microbes to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it long term in soil. Our approach will help remove gigatonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere while also helping farming businesses prosper.

About the Role

The Research Enabler is the hero of Loam’s in-vitro R&D program. In the role, you will be ensuring that our laboratories and research facilities are humming, enabling the brilliant research that Loam carries out to be executed efficiently. You will be working with the operations team to ensure that our laboratories continue to grow into enviable research facilities in the coming years. A safe, sustainable and ergonomic work environment will be what you strive toward at all times.

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06/20/2022

Would you like to apply for a European fellowship, but don't have a host lab?

We invite expressions of interest from researchers interested in submitting a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship application with the University of Oslo as host organization. We are looking for candidates with a background in microbiology, preferably with a focus on membrane protein characterization and an interest in antimicrobial resistance in a One Health perspective. Interested candidates should contact Roger Simm, Head of Department of the Institute of Oral Biology (rogersim@uio.no).


10/06/2022

Biofilm SIG - Speaker Series - Friday 17th June!

The Biofilm SIG June Speaker Series is coming up

When: 6-7:30pm, Friday 17th June

Where: The Teachers Federation College, Surry Hills, NSW OR Join Online via Zoom (link provided upon registration)

Cost: FREE to ASM Members/Online viewers, $5 for non-ASM Members

Catered Event of Pizza and Beverages

Register: https://www.trybooking.com/BZTBE

 

Hope to see you all there, in-person or online!

This session comprises of two fantastic talks by PhD Candidate Gemma Deakin (Western Sydney University) & A/Prof Scott Rice (CSIRO, Microbiomes for One Systems Health, and Agriculture and Food Westmead):


06/01/2022

Free membership for Honours students

 ASM is offering a one-year ASM membership to Australian students undertaking an Honours degree, spanning 2022/2023.
Benefits of membership

  • Being a member of a group of nearly two thousand of Australia’s leading Microbiologists
  • Pay reduced registration fees at many state and national conferences, workshops and seminars organised by, or sponsored by, the ASM
  • Receive the Microbiology Australia magazine
  • Access to the interactive ASM online community portal
  • Free registration to ASM Hour, an online monthly seminar series
  • Student members may be eligible to apply for ASM awards
  • Access to specific events for our honours student members

Application deadline: Currently this is an open call, but you must apply within the first 6 months of your Honours year
Eligibility Criteria
• Must be enrolled through an Australian university or institution.
• Primary Supervisor is a current ASM member (any type).
How to Apply
Complete the google form linked here to apply: https://forms.gle/y5AhLzeJuS7goifCA
Assessment
Each application will be reviewed by ASM administration. They will be in touch with applicants upon confirmation that eligibility criteria are met.
Further Information
For further information, please contact Kara Barker or Emily De Pietro at admin@theasm.com.au.

 

05/28/2022

Queer Microbiology Network.

A network for Queer ASM members and their supporters!

* Let’s openly talk about being Queer in a heteronormative environment.
* Find support.
* Find your people.
* How can we express our Queer identity in our work and/or research?
* Have fun!

This is a hybrid event so you can attend face-to-face or via Zoom (https://utsmeet.zoom.us/s/81653467003)

For more information, contact Maurizio (maurizio.labbate@gmail.com) or Heema (heema.vyas@sydney.edu.au)

When: 31st May at 6 pm

Where: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (1 Bedford St, Newtown)

Bookings: TryBooking - https://www.trybooking.com/BYUBF

Zoom: https://utsmeet.zoom.us/s/81653467003

04/22/2022

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - UNSW

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This is an opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Level A) to contribute towards the research efforts within the area of the gut microbiome’s role in health & disease.

A/Prof Nadeem Kaakoush has received an NHMRC Ideas grant (2022-2024) to conduct research on immunoglobulin degradation within the gut microbiome in the context of faecal microbiota transplantation. This work calls for the specialised skills of a post-doctoral fellow.

You will bring your expertise in molecular and cellular microbiology techniques as well as computational skills gained from your PhD. You would also be responsible for the co-supervision of PhD and undergraduate students working on the project, writing up the results and presenting them. As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, you will carry out independent and team research within the field working closely and reporting to the Chief Investigator (Scientia Nadeem Kaakoush). A list of the lab’s publications can be accessed here.


04/14/2022

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at UTS

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The UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (CPDRF) scheme is opening for applications from 26 April to 1 June 2022. The CPDRF scheme offers a four-year combination research and teaching appointment at Academic Salary Level B, Step 2 ($110,378 base salary as of 1 May 2022), plus 17 per cent employer-provided superannuation contribution; research project funding of up to A$50,000; access to the UTS International Research Development Scheme; Early Career Researcher development and support, and the option to complete a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching. The Australian Institute for Microbiology & Infection (AIMI, formerly the iThree Institute) is interested in supporting competitive applicants in any field of microbiology, infection, or disease relevant to the Institute. Contact AIMI_CPDRF@uts.edu.au for further information.


04/06/2022

Postgraduate research scholarship “Phage therapy for intracellular pathogens”

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Project synopsis: The treatment of intracellular infections due to pathogenic enterobacteria such as Shigella is complicated by complex lifestyles in the human host and by increasing antibiotic resistance globally. The aim of the project is to define phage-antibiotic activities against intracellular enteric pathogens. The successful candidate will gain skills in the development of phage cocktails, basic phage purification techniques, design of diagnostic tools, microscopy, bacterial mutagenesis, bacterial and phage genomics and epidemiology. Work will involve the use of appropriate cell, tissue and/or animal models.

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/alicia-fajardo-lubi%C3%A1n-90698649 and https://au.linkedin.com/in/jon-iredell-6aaab846 Twitter: @Iredell_Lab