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Research Scientist, Phycology

Canadian Museum of Nature, Gatineau, Québec, Canada

The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) is seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative phycologist to conceive, design and conduct a program of independent and collaborative, field and collection-based systematic research on algae; to publish results of scientific research; to contribute to and provide advice on the development and use of the National Herbarium of Canada algae collection; and to work with other museum staff on the development and production of exhibits, outreach and educational programs. The successful candidate will join the CMN’s Botany Section, which includes a team of eight research and collection staff. He/she will have access to excellent research infrastructure, including a molecular systematics laboratory, high-powered microscopy facilities, and the largest and most comprehensive algae collection in Canada.

The position is based in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, and requires proficiency in both English and French.

Please find more details at:

https://nature.ca/en/about-us/careers-volunteering/careers/research-scientist-phycologist

https://nature.ca/fr/sujet-musee/emplois-benevolat/emplois/chercheur-scientifique-phycologue

Posted: January 2, 2018


Research Assistant 1

University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus

Position:

The University of Connecticut seeks applications for a part time (81%) Research Assistant. This position is in the lab of Professor Charles Yarish within the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and is part of a large ARPA-E grant to develop open-ocean grown sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima). Saccharina latissima is a cosmopolitan large multicellular brown alga or kelp.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In research for this project, the Research Assistant will provide support to all aspects of the research program, as well as providing oversight of undergraduate and graduate students, assisting with collaboration with scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Northeast Fisheries Science Aquaculture Labs, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA), Cornell University’s Plant Breeding Labs, Incheon National University, University of Alaska and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The RA will be required to conduct field sampling, conduct laboratory experiments, perform sample analysis, data analysis, and general lab upkeep including media preparation.

Anticipated Division of Time:

  • Maintenance of kelp cultures  and media preparation for experimental breeding program: 50%
  • Communication and coordination with post-doctoral scholar and research associate as well as collaborators: 10%
  • Support the preparation of quarterly reports to ARPA-E: 10%
  • Oversight of undergraduate, graduate students in lab and on experimental kelp farms: 30%

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. An earned Bachelor degree in marine or environmental science or closely related  field.

2. Experience in filed sampling and laboratory management

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1.   Knowledge of database management

2.   Knowledge of seaweed biology.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a part time (81%), annually renewable position for the first two years. The position will be 50 % time in the third year. Position contingent upon funding and performance.  The anticipated start date is February 16, 2018.

TO APPLY

Upload a cover letterresume, and contact information for three professional references to UConn Jobs, https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, please indicate search number 2018318.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018318)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 2, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

Posted: January 2, 2018


Research Associate to Develop Sugar Kelp Breeding Program

University of Connecticut, USA

Position:

The University of Connecticut seeks applications for a part time (83%) Research Associate II. This position is in the lab of Professor Charles Yaris within the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and is part of a large ARPA-E grant to develop open-ocean grown sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima). Saccharina latissima is a cosmopolitan large multicellular brown alga or kelp. It is phylogenetically distant from both plants and animals, having diverged from green algae early in the evolution of eukaryotes. The project will explore the population structure of New England sugar kelp, its genome and take advantage of its biphasic life cycle to select for desirable traits by Mendelian genetic techniques as well as using innovative genomic selection methodologies.

In research for this project, the Research Associate will collaborate with scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Northeast Fisheries Science Aquaculture Labs, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA), Cornell University’s Plant Breeding Labs, Incheon National University, University of Alaska and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. This positon will be responsible for the overall kelp-breeding program in association with PI and a post-doctoral associate and will communicate and write reports. This position will oversee the isolation and maintenance of the kelp cultures at UConn from populations throughout New England; and work with colleagues at Cornell University in the implementation and design of the breeding program at two farm sites in southern New England.  Additional duties include collecting all breeding data, running ecophysiological and genetic analyses, maintaining the kelp cultures in the laboratory with post-doctoral associate, working with Cornell scientists to identify a reference population, and estimating important population genetic parameters of the New England sugar kelp.

Anticipated Division of Time:

·       Isolation and maintenance of kelp cultures for experimental and breeding program design and data analysis: 60%

·       Communication and coordination with collaborators: 20%

·       Preparation of quarterly reports to ARPA-E: 10%

·       Training of lab members and collaborators in kelp algal cultivation, ecophysiology and population genetics: 10%

Minimum Qualifications:

1.     An earned Ph.D. in Botany, Biology, or a closely related field.

2.     Expertise in marine phycology with experience or interest in the isolation, cultivation, and ecophysiology of macroalgae, especially kelp.

3.     3-5 years postdoctoral experience.

Appointment Terms:

This is a part time (83%), annually renewable position with an expected duration of three years contingent upon funding and performance.  The anticipated start date is January 1, 2018

To Apply

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/. Indicate search number 2018277.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 5, 2018.

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Please read job descriptions carefully before applying.

Posted: December 4, 2017


Postdoc in Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Analytical Chemistry

University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Two postdoctoral positions in microbiology/molecular biology/analytical chemistry at the University of Gothenburg


The first position is part of a project examining the role of microbial populations in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), in anaerobic digesters and in hydroponics (HYP) units with the goal of better understanding conditions that will maximise beneficial transfers of microbes and their products among components of decoupled aquaponics systems. A second candidate will work on bacterial relationships in biofloc within Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS).

These positions require excellent English proficiency but do not require EU or Swedish residency as they are open to all international applicants.

The positions are based in Gothenburg Sweden, but successful candidates must be willing to travel frequently and for extended periods within Europe and overseas as the project will run for two years in conjunction with four collaborating international laboratories. Salaries are €41,000 with excellent benefits including health coverage, paid vacation and considerable international travel.

Please find more details of each position at:

http://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I005/1035/job?site=7&lang=UK&validator=9b89bead79bb7258ad55c8d75228e5b7&job_id=3148

http://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I005/1035/job?site=7&lang=UK&validator=9b89bead79bb7258ad55c8d75228e5b7&job_id=3146

Please read job descriptions carefully before applying.

Posted: November 9, 2017


Research Faculty: Marine/Coastal Scientist

Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, St. Teresa, FL, USA

The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) invites applications for a RESEARCH FACULTY position in Marine/Coastal Science (12-month renewable appointment). We seek a highly motivated scientist with notable research achievements aligned with FSUCML’s mission to conduct pioneering, interdisciplinary research on coastal and marine ecosystems, to mentor the next generation of problem solvers, and to leverage scientific outcomes and expertise through engagement with stakeholders to optimize marine management and conservation. The FSUCML is embedded in an area of rich terrestrial and marine biodiversity with an abundance of complex and interconnected estuarine and marine habitats including tidal salt marshes and flats, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, and hard- bottom reefs dominated by soft coral and sponge communities. It is expected that the successful candidate will focus on processes related to these local habitats and environments.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. with significant postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will be expected to make a commitment to excellence in scholarship, student mentoring and outreach and to develop a well-funded, independent research program. Salary will be provided at 100% for the first two years and 75% from the 3rd year forward, with the expectation that the remaining 25% of salary will be met through external funding. A competitive start-up package will be offered.

Application Content: Applicants are asked to provide a single document in PDF format containing a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a two-page narrative describing their research interests and plans, a brief graduate student mentoring statement, and the contact information for three references. Applicants are encouraged to present their research in a way that is complementary to and can form a basis for integrative collaboration with faculty at the FSUCML and on the FSU main campus.

Applications must be sent electronically to Tianna Forbes: fmforbes@fsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Sophie McCoy: smccoy@fsu.edu.

Florida State University is committed to the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

Posted: November 9, 2017



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