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PhD-Position wanted in Astrobiology:
  • Arash Davari Serej

    My name is Arash, I am an ambitious biologist who is always fascinated by evolutionary processes and origin of life. Analytical and logical thinker with precise hands in laboratory experiments. I have completed M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics at the University of Pavia with GPA of 102/110, and decided to pursue my studies as a PhD student.
    My interdisciplinary research spans applying computational approaches to connect the dots and get the better understanding of evolutionary developmental biology. I find researches about astrobiology and quantum biology, greatly coincides with my research experiences and interests. Given the chance, I will devote myself to contribute to the best of my ability.
    During my graduate thesis, entitled: Tumor Heterogeneity and Microenvironment (Computational Model for Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer), I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Professor Robert A. Gatenby as my supervisor and improve my interdisciplinary skills.
    A brief account of my research activities has been incorporated in my CV for your kind perusal.
    More information: CV_Serej.pdf

  • Sander van den Groenendaal

    My name is Sander van den Groenendaal, I graduated for my Master(s) in Microbiology and Astrophysics at the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands), and now I'm looking for a PhD position in Astrobiology. I've written my thesis about the (theoretical) Abundance of Microbial Life in the Universe, and have finished my internship at NASA Ames Research Center about (X)UV induced mutualism between microbes (Cyanobacteria and D. radiodurans) on planets orbiting M-star. I have attached my C.V., thesis and internship report for your review.
    Preferably a position in the Netherlands, as I am also an active member in the Royal Dutch Army, but a collaboration with (e.g.) the Radboud University is more than welcome! I'm able to travel as well for some periods of time (about 20% a year). Prof. H. op de Camp from the Radboud University is willing to act as a co-promotor for the potential microbiological part of the promotion.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    More information: CV_Groenendaal.pdf

  • Ana Matos

    My name is Ana Matos, and I just finished my phD in Systems Biology. At the moment I'm looking for a postdoctoral research position in astrobiology. Having worked with microRNAs, virus and protein complexes assembling, my fascination and curiosity with the origin of life and its evolution has only grown. I wish to work in these related topics, and be considered if any position is available.
    More information: CV_Matos.pdf

  • Gaurav Yadav

    Hi! My name is Gaurav Yadav, I am from India. I have done BTech and MTech in Biotechnology. After that I am working as a research fellow from past 3 years and have also published few book chapters and review articles in biological sciences. I have a very keen interest to study and work in Astrobiology. Thus, I have completed one online course on the same and is also referring books and articles related to that. Now I am looking for a PhD position. Therefore, I am writing to look for any PhD vacancy in Astrobiology. I have attached my CV for your review.
    More information: CV_Yadav.pdf

  • Debajit Kalita

    Respected Sir/Madam, my name is Debajit Kalita eager to pursue postdoctoral research in astrobiology. My PhD research work is in extremotolerant bacteria (Metallophiles) isolated from Hot Water Spring and Uranium rich site. For my research, I have used isolation and characterization of metallophiles and exopolysaccharide and also tested their viability and adaptability to extreme environmental conditions. Exopolysaccharide of metallophiles helps in biofilm formation onto the metal surface and helps the metallophiles to resist in harsh condition, as tested during my PhD. As these metallophiles are isolated naturally occurring metal rich conditions, therefore these may have capacity to adapt in martian environment. Also, I have studied metal tolerance capacity by advance techniques like FACS, fluorescence microscopy, sodium alginate encapsulation, PCR gene amplification of HGT and other metal resistance genes (Ars, Pbr and PIB type) of these metallophiles during my PhD. In my postdoctoral research in astrobiology and planetary habitability studies, I would like to use all these techniques in Mars analogues environment.
    More information: CV_Kalita.pdf

  • Sahil Nagpal

    I, Sahil Nagpal, am a second year master`s student in the program Molecular Bioengineering at Technical University Dresden, Germany. I`m currently doing my master`s thesis at the University of Helsinki on characterterization of endoplasmic reticulum dynamics using live-cell imaging. I`m interested in a PhD project in the field of astrobiology as I`ve always been interested in origin of life and possible life in exoplanets and outer space. I have done my bachelor`s in medical biotechnology in which I took extensive courses in microbiology and biochemistry. I want to combine my passion for astronomy with my specialization in bioegineering for my PhD and I`m open to discussing possible projects.
    More information: CV_Nagpal.pdf

Below, open positions are listed that have been forwarded by an EANA member. Additional job offers can be found for example at:

  1. Chancellor`s Fellow - Extreme Conditions/Astrobiology - The University of Edinburgh
    Applications are invited from early career individuals of the highest potential and attainment who have begun to establish a reputation for the excellent and innovative research and teaching at the forefront of their discipline. Building on the outstanding successes of our previous tenure-track Chancellor`s Fellowship programmes and our world class research performance, the College of Science and Engineering is investing in a further cohort of 10 next generation research innovation leaders of the highest quality with a particular focus on Biotechnology; Living with Data; Extreme Conditions/Astrobiology; Energy; Materials and Manufacture; Risk and Resilience.

    The Extreme Conditions theme is led by the School of Physics and Astronomy with appointments also possible in the Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, and GeoSciences.

    Application Closing Date: 2018-10-15