Last March 7, the Molecular Ecology and Health Laboratory (MECOH) has moved to the General Research Bldg. 2, where the Division of Ecosystem Health Sciences of the Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES) is located. Although it was only a 150-meter away from its old home, we all worked hard together and managed to accomplish the mission. Now MECOH is part of CMES, both in name and in reality. The space is more than three times larger than before. It is very helpful because the number of people and lab equipment is increasing.
MECOH family is growing! Here are some photos of the new MECOH laboratories and its members.
Ph.D position is available for international student in the integrated research area of wastewater-based epidemiology and bioinformatics at Molecular Ecology and Health (MECOH) Lab of Ehime University, Japan (Application deadline: 30th April 2022)
Description of the position
The selected PhD candidate will work on wastewater-based epidemiology mainly targeting pathogenic viruses. WET Lab (e.g., DNA/RNA isolation and purification from wastewater, q-PCR) and DRY Lab research (e.g., Phylogenetic analysis, Next-generation Sequencing (NGS)-data processing) will be integrated; their weight balance will be determined based on the expertise and research interest of the candidate. Previous experiences with high-throughput data analysis (e.g., NGS bioinformatics), molecular laboratory analysis (DNA and RNA), and/or wastewater-based epidemiology (e.g., viral detection/quantification) is an advantage.
Examples of research topics include but not limited to:
Application deadline and start date of the position
Application and selection processes
Applicants are encouraged to send the files below to Prof. Kozo Watanabe by email ( email@example.com ).
If you have any questions regarding the said position, please contact the email address above.