Oona Snoeyebos West (June 2016 – ) has joined our team as the second postdoc on the iron corrosion project. Oona has a double PhD in Organismic Evolutionary Biology and Geosciences from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (received in 1998), and has worked as postdoc in different labs at UMass. Welcome Oona! You can find Oona’s papers here.
On March 1st, Paola Andrea Palacios Jaramillo, will join our team. Paola will isolate methanogens which corrode iron, and will investigate how we can prevent corrosion induced by these organisms. Paola finished her masters in Microbiology last September, at Aix-Marseille University. We are all very excited to meet and work with Paola.
From February 15th we will welcome our new team member – Dr. Satoshi Kawaichi from RIKEN biofunctional catalyst research team, Tokyo, Japan. Satoshi will work on microbial influenced iron corrosion. We are very excited to meet and work with Satoshi from 2016 onwards.
We are looking for a lab technician to assist our lab with studies on microbial electrosynthesis and microbial influenced iron corrosion. By the end of the year the group will consist of 2 PhD students, 1 postdoc, and the PI. We expect an academic technician and a lab technician to join us as well in 2016. Please apply online here (for the academic tech) and here (for the lab tech).
Application deadline for the postdoc position on the iron-corrosion project is now closed (Oct 1st). All applications are being assessed by a committee. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews soon. Very excited to learn who our new team member will be.