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Position available

Martina Hausner M.Hausner at bv.tu-muenchen.de
Mon Nov 19 05:45:54 EST 2001

We have a Ph.D. position available at the
Institute of Water Quality Control and Waste Management
Technical University of Munich
Am Coulombwall
85748 Garching
within an international research project dealing with Multifunctional 
barriers for the treatment of contaminated groundwater.
Task Description

This study is a part of an international research project financially 
supported by the European Comission, dealing with bioremediation of 
groundwater contaminated with complex mixtures of different 
pollutants.  The project foresees the selective enrichment of specifically 
designed biofilm communities, the characterisation of the microbial biofilm 
populations and eventually the development from lab scale to pilot scale of 
the system.

Research Program

The research program involves the selection of microbial populations in 
biofilms suitable for the multibarrier technology and the optimization of 
these communities by adequate supplementing with growth-promoting 
additives. An important aspect of this project is the in situ 
characterization of the microbial communities and their population 
dynamics. For this purpose microscopic techniques such as confocal 
laser-scanning microscopy (CLSM) in combination with fluorescent markers 
(e.g. reporter proteins and oligonucleotide probes) will be optimized and 
applied. Further, CLSM will be used to microscopically describe the 
structure and architecture of multibarrier biofilms.

Experience with molecular biology methods is a definite bonus.

Interested and qualified candidates please send your CV (per e-mail) to

Dr. Martina Hausner

e-mail: M.Hausner at bv.tum.de

Tel. +49(0)89/289-13733
Fax  +49(0)89/289-13718

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