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Biologist (Research Assistant)

The City University of New York, New York City, NY, USA

Campus Specific Information:

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Environmental Sciences Initiative at ASRC seeks a Biologist. The incumbent will join Dr. Dianne Greenfield’s group located in New York City, NY, amidst a diverse research community that includes faculty, students, and other researchers. Dr. Greenfield’s research focuses on biological oceanography, urban ecology, coastal water quality and algal ecology (phytoplankton) using field sampling, pigment, and molecular approaches. The Biologist will assist in studies of algae in the NY coastal area, including, but not limited to, harmful algal bloom (HAB) species.

This position reports to Dr. Greenfield.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Manages routine laboratory activities, nutrient and water quality analyses, reagent QC, field sampling, data management, and phytoplankton sampling and analyses;
- Assists the Principal Investigator with the preparation of reports, presentations, and manuscripts;
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Exceptional candidates may be trained for some duties if needed.

General Duties:

- Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs

- May assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation. 

- Performs direct research tasks under supervision. 

- May develop or utilize computer-based systems to collect and analyze data.

- May assist in preparing reports of research findings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience relevant to the research being performed.

Other Qualifications:

A preferred candidate should have:
- Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, geology, oceanography, environmental sciences, marine biology/marine science or other scientific field.
- Two (2) years of work experience.
- A valid U.S. driver's license.
- Ability to work under a range of environmental field conditions (heat, cold, mud, rain).
- Knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following: algal ecology, microbiology, biochemistry, water quality sampling, molecular analyses, genetic analyses, nutrient analyses, or chlorophyll or other pigment analyses. 

How to Apply:

  • Position Title:              Biologist (Research Assistant) – Advanced Science Research Center
  • Job ID:                         18295
  • Compensation:            Salary commensurate with education and experience
  • Closing Date:               April 2, 2018

1. Please apply using the link below:

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Equal Employment Opportunity:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


Posted: March 23, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher

New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM, USA

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher to join a team of scientists at the NMC and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to advance a DOE-funded project focused on algal-algal and algal-bacteria consortia. The project was developed in response to the Bioenergy Technologies’ Office (BETO) Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK) FOA ( The researcher will be responsible for conducting culture-based experiments focused on the growth of algal monocultures and consortia as well as leading other relevant work. This is a full-time position for at least two years, and offers a competitive salary and benefits (health, dental, life, disability and retirement plan). Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology or other relevant discipline, a strong working knowledge of phytoplankton biology and culturing, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and a demonstrated publication record. For more information on the position, see:  To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, and list of three references in a single PDF file to: Applications will be accepted until April 8th or until the position is filled.


Posted: March 23, 2018

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:

Posted: January 2, 2018

Research Assistant 1

University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus


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.


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%


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

2. Experience in filed sampling and laboratory management


1.   Knowledge of database management

2.   Knowledge of seaweed biology.


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.


Upload a cover letterresume, and contact information for three professional references to UConn 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)

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Posted: January 2, 2018

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