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Assistant Professor, Invasive Aquatic Plant Scholar

Agronomy Department, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 60% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), and 40% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Agronomy Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida.  The position will be located at the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) in Gainesville, FL with access to extensive laboratory and field facilities.  Tenure will accrue in the Department of Agronomy.  This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. 

The teaching component of this position (60%) will include undergraduate and graduate sections of Aquatic Plant Management, graduate sections of Ecology and Physiology of Aquatic Plants, and additional courses to be developed by the instructor. These courses will be delivered in the classroom as well as through distance teaching methodology. In addition to these courses, the incumbent will be tasked to develop and coordinate a new online certificate program in weed science. The primary audience for this certificate program will be county extension faculty, state and federal agency personnel, commercial herbicide applicators, and individuals in the private sector who have an interest in the control of aquatic and invasive plants. The incumbent must liaise with federal, state, county and municipal land management programs such as the Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida’s five Water Management Districts, and Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAS) as to address their educational wants and needs. The incumbent has the opportunity to cooperate with educational programs developed by the CAIP Information Office ( and with established programs in other departments. This position requires close coordination of research and extension programs with faculty in several other disciplines including Fisheries, Forestry, Entomology and Horticulture as well as with research/extension staff at Research and Education Centers throughout the state.

The research component of this position (40%) will focus on relevant independent research on invasive plants or algae in aquatic or semi-aquatic habitats. Research can be directed as either an applied or basic program as long as it adds support and breadth to existing programs or addresses concerns from our land managers in Florida or across the nation. This research can be focused on fundamental studies on the biology, physiology, or ecology of invasive plants and/or algae. The incumbent is expected to obtain extramural funding, direct graduate student research, and publish research findings in the scientific literature.

The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students.  The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program.  The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in his or her program area.   

Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

To Apply:

Individuals wishing to apply should go online to and submit:

  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation

  • Unofficial transcripts

For more information click here.

Posted: Nov 03, 2018

Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA

Applications for a Postdoctoral Associate are invited to work in the lab of Dr. Jackie Collier at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. More information on the project here

Required Qualifications: Doctoral Degree (or foreign equivalent) in hand by February 1, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or MD in molecular genetic manipulation of a model eukaryotic species. Successful publication record. Experience in Golden Gate cloning and vector design. Experience in CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. Experience coding computational genome-scale analyses. Experience with localization of fluorescently tagged proteins by microscopy.

Brief Description of Duties:

  • The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University.

  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct research experiments in the field of functional genomics of labyrinthulomycetes, particularly the development of more specific and efficient methods for the genetic manipulation of Aurantiochytrium.

  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data. Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.

  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed.

  • Disseminate research findings widely via social media, attendance at annual scientific conferences, and additional venues.

  • Other duties as assigned as appropriate to departmental mission and rank.

To Apply

Visit Stony Brook Jobs and reference posting #1803048

Posted: November 18, 2018

Part-Time Lecturer in Phycology

California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA

CSULB is looking for a part-time lecturer to teach an upper-division course in phycology to marine biology majors. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology (or related field), research experience in the biology of marine algae, and knowledge of the taxonomic diversity of west coast marine algae. Previous teaching experience is also desirable.

Spring semester 2019 runs from 22 Jan - 18 May. The course is scheduled for lecture Tu/Th 8:00am-9:15am and lab Tu 2:00pm-4:45pm.

To Apply:

Please send letter of interest and CV to Dr. Dessie Underwood at

Posted: Sept 27, 2018

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