HBO internship: Molecular and isotope probing of soil virus ecology
HBO internship: Molecular and isotope probing of soil virus ecologyTerrestrial Ecology
Soil viruses are among the least explored components of terrestrial ecosystems. In this project we investigate soil viruses and their influence on carbon and nitrogen cycles. We will apply molecular methods (qPCR, sequencing, DNA stable isotope probing) to whole soil communities, and isotope tracing to follow element flows.
The project offers opportunities for a HBO intern who is interested in applying molecular techniques to environmental samples, in an exciting area of soil ecology.
Skills required: candidates should have a background in biological or soil sciences, with some laboratory experience in chemistry, soil science or microbiology. The working language of the institute is English, but Dutch is widely spoken.
Students will be hosted from June 2023 or later at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) for a period of up to 6 months (dates are flexible). For enquiries, please contact Dr Kyle Mason-Jones at email@example.com.