Postdoctoral Positions on Phytoplankton Research at Stazione Zoologica Naples, Italy | EMBRC

Postdoctoral Positions on Phytoplankton Research at Stazione Zoologica Naples, Italy

2019.05.03

Postdoctoral Positions on Phytoplankton Research at Stazione Zoologica Naples, Italy

The department of marine biotechnology, within the SZN (Naples, Italy) has just opened a number of postdoctoral positions related to phytoplankton research.

Characterization of in vitro biological activity of natural compounds derived from marine microorganisms

The activity of this Research Grant is in the field of marine biotechnologies for The activity of this Research Grant is in the field of marine biotechnologies for the research and development of new bioactive molecules from marine organisms. The research activity will focus on the study of micro- and marine macro-organisms, in order to identify new natural compounds with applications in the pharmaceutical industry. This line of research is aligned with the SZN PTA and Vision 2015-2025 to study marine organisms for new biotechnological applications and with the Horizon 2020 Blue Growth objectives concerning "Health and wellbeing". For this scope the chemical extracts and fractions of these organisms will be tested for their biological activity and characterized at the molecular level. The candidate will have the task of developing and / or optimizing bioactivity screening protocols on human cell lines and identifying the metabolic pathways of signal transduction in response to treatments in order to address the potential technological transfer in the pharmaceutical sector.

Competition for qualifications and publications. The comparative evaluation of the candidates will be carried out by a selection committee, which will examine the qualifications, aiming to ascertain the candidate's scientific and professional competence, as well as his/her ability to carry out the specific research consistent with the topics of the Call.

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Development of an automatic system for managing environmental parameters for microalgal cultivation

The project concerns the development of an automated lighting system and management of environmental parameters for algal culture systems.

Competition for qualifications and publications. The comparative evaluation of the candidates will be carried out by a selection committee, which will examine the qualifications, aiming to ascertain the candidate's scientific and professional competence, as well as his/her ability to carry out the specific research consistent with the topics of the Call.

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Polyphenols in microalgae

The activity of this Research Grant belongs to the field of marine biotechnology for the research and characterization of bioactive compounds from microalgae.

The research activity will focus on the study of polyphenols present in microalgae. These compounds, little investigated in marine organisms, and especially in microalgae, are known for their strong bioactive and anti-oxidant power, as well as for their potential chemopreventive activity. The project will consist in the development of the method of analysis of polyphenols, in the study of their inter-specific diversity and in the study of the maximization of their production in microalgae.

This line of research is aligned with the SZN PTA and Vision 2015-2025 to study marine organisms for new biotechnological applications and with the Horizon 2020 Blue Growth objectives concerning "Health and wellbeing".

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Sterols in microalgae

The activity of this Research Grant belongs to the field of marine biotechnology for the research and characterization of bioactive compounds from microalgae.

The research activity will focus on the study of the sterols present in the microalgae. These compounds, little investigated in marine organisms, and especially in microalgae, are known for their bioactivity and for their potential chemopreventive activity. The project will consist in a development of the sterol analysis method, in the study of their inter-specific diversity and in the study of the maximization of their production in microalgae. This line of research is aligned with the SZN PTA and Vision 2015-2025 to study marine organisms for new biotechnological applications and with the Horizon 2020 Blue Growth objectives concerning "Health and wellbeing".

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