Research Assistant: Algal Biofuel Improvements and BiodiversityEffects

Department of Life Science, Tunghai University, Taiwan

Job details: A full-time research assistant position is readily
available for 12-36 months at Shao-Lun Liu’s lab in the Department of
Life Sciences Tunghai University (Taiwan). More lab information can be
found at the following website ( The
research project mainly focuses on the interplay between biodiversity
effects and microalgal biomass production. Individuals with an interest
in microalgal eco-physiology and biodiversity are highly welcomed.
Prospect candidate will be mainly responsible for the cultivation and
biomass estimation of microalgae, the operation of laminar flow bench
and microscopy, and spectrophotometer analyses. Although experience in
cultivation of microalgae and/or microbes and relevant lab skills would
be appreciated, full training will be available in all aspects of the

(1) BSc/MSc in Biology, Ecology, Evolution.

(2) Microalgal/Microbial Isolation and Cultivation Lab Experience.
(3) Ability to work in small teams and sociable personality.

Deadline: 31 August 2016 for application. Initial review of applications begins
1 August 2016 and continues as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diver
se applicant pool. For first consideration, please apply before 31 July 2016. Th
e position is expected to start in late September 2016 or early October 2016.

Application Materials: CV, Cover letter with the description of relevant researc
h experience and motivation (1 page), and the name of two referees.

Salary: Depending on the exchange rate, approximately USD$ 1200/month
for MSc and USD$ 1000/month for BSc. Health insurance included.


Shao-Lun Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Life Science, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Email: or
Sincerely yours,
Shao-Lun (Allen) Liu
Associate Professor
Department of Life Science, Tunghai University
Taichung 40704, Taiwan

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