PhD Opportunity in Birmingham, UK on the ‘Omics of oil spills w/ @hollybik

Just got this by email from Holly Bik who was a PostDoc in my lab until a few months ago ..
Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to bring to your attention a PhD opportunity in my group at the University of Birmingham, UK – apologies for any cross-posting:

Using ‘omic methods to determine how sediment communities of microbial eukaryotes respond to oil spills and environmental disturbance

The focus of the project would span both shallow-water and deep-sea sediments, including natural hydrocarbon seeps and locations impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The project would be ideal for candidates looking to develop skills in bioinformatics and computational biology.

This studentship is available to UK and EU candidates that meet NERC’s requirements for both academic qualifications and residential eligibility (



Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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