We are offering a two to three month internship at the Natural History Museum of Oslo (UiO) to contribute to the research project "soil metabarcoding for identifying and monitoring hard-to-spot birds". This is an innovative research project from Plant.ID (www.plantid.uio.no), in collaboration with a doctoral candidate from the University of Copenhaguen.
We are looking for a motivated student to contribute to our research project with the laboratory tasks. You will collaborate with:
1) DNA extraction from soil samples collected around Norway.
2)Amplification of metazoan and avian-specific barcodes.
3)Library preparation for metabarcoding.
Note: Other post-lab tasks, for example sequence data curation, can be considered depending on your motivation and carreer goals.
We are looking for a BA or MA student with background in biology and fluency in English language. We prefer students with knowledge in DNA laboratory practices and security.
We will provide support to apply for Erasmus+ funding. The application needs to be submitted to your home institution, but we will help you gather the documentation you need and sign a “Learning agreement for traineeships”. We will provide finnacial support for accommodation and help you to find affordable accommodation in student housing.