The Danish research council awarded 7 million DKK to investigate how methanogenic Archaea corrode iron and ultimately find ways to prevent corrosion. The project will be carried out at SDU.
On this project 3 positions are available (see more details here):
- 1 postdoc position which will investigate the molecular mechanisms used by methanogens to corrode metallic iron
- 1 PhD position to isolate highly corrosive strains from corroded oil/gas pipes and find what promotes corrosion
- 1 lab technician – which will be helping not only with the iron corrosion studies, but also with the microbial electrosynthesis project funded by a Novo Nordisk award.