Algal Resources Collection, MARBIONC, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA
The MARBIONC’s Algal Resources Collection (ARC) has an immediate opening for a Research Specialist position. The ARC specializes in the growth and maintenance of marine diatoms, flagellates and dinoflagellates that have been shown to be harmful in some way to aquatic life or human health (http://www.algalresourcescollection.com). The ARC mission statement is to provide superior, unique biological material from harmful algal species and provide services for the enhancement and development of the scientific research community. The collection houses over 800 living clones from over 70 unique species originating from around the globe, which are available to the research community for purchasing at a low cost.
The applicant will act as both Lab Manager and Curator responsible for all aspects related to the day-to-day management of the ARC. This includes contributing to the implementation of the high standard of the collection in terms of diversity and quality of the algal clones, their characterization (morphological, molecular, physiological and ecological), and maintenance of the ARC website and data base. Primary duties include the preparation and sterilization of culturing materials, periodic transfers of the cultures and the acquisition of new strains; preparing and processing nutrients, making media and harvesting algal material for study; assist in experiments, data collection and data management; contribute to the preparation of grant proposal, reports and manuscripts; assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students as well as instructing part-time personnel and volunteers working at the laboratory with algal cultures; purchase, maintenance, and use of lab equipment and supplies;
Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Biology or related disciplines with at least 1 year of demonstrable experience in algal culturing and/or microbiological techniques. Master in related field is preferred. Experience in molecular biology techniques (e.g., DNA extraction, PCR and Sequencing) and phylogenetic analysis is preferred. Notions of microalgae taxonomy and culturing although not mandatory is desirable
The start date for this position is flexible. Appointment will be for 1 year, with continuation pending funding and progress. Columbia University benefits accompany this Officer of Research appointment.
Application: Please visit our online application site at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/8707 for further information about this position and to submit your application, including a cover letter, current resume, and the names, phone and email address number of three references. Search will remain open until July 28, 2017.
Posted: June 29, 2017
EcoAnalysts Inc, Moscow, Idaho
EcoAnalysts is currently searching for an individual who enjoys algae taxonomy and who wants to be part of a successful team of aquatic scientists. If you wish to use your knowledge and experience to help people make highly informed decisions regarding the condition and stewardship of our natural resources, then we encourage you to explore the information below and throughout our entire website at www.ecoanalysts.com.
Position: We are currently seeking qualified applicants to process both Diatom and Soft Algae samples. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate experience and knowledge of both types. Duties include identification of samples in a production environment and data summarization for reporting to clients.
The major responsibility of the Algae Taxonomist is the identification of algae samples; therefore, demonstrated experience with algae taxonomy is required.
Knowledge of appropriate sample handling and preparation techniques is required.
Proficient reading and writing skills and the ability to follow protocols. Experience using literature to make ID’s.
Effective communication skills both verbal and in writing.
Experience with North American algae taxa from a variety of habitats.
Accuracy and speed is imperative due to fixed project budgets.
Excellent work ethic, ability to meet deadlines, willingness to go the “extra mile”, and ability to work well in small groups and independently.
Minimum education requirement is a BS in a related scientific field, but preference will be given to higher education levels. Preference will also be given to applicants with at least two years of identification experience in a production taxonomy setting.
Compensation: Salary range and benefits are dependent upon experience, qualifications and job performance. Benefits include flex time, vacation/sick time, a health insurance plan (medical, vision and dental) and an employer-matched investment fund.
Application: Please send or email 1) letter of application, 2) complete resume, and 3) three professional references. MUST BE CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Anticipated start date
Positions available immediately
Human Resources Department
1420 S. Blaine Street, Ste 14
Moscow, Idaho 83843
Posted: June 29, 2017
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