Post-Doc opportunities at Georgia Institute of Technology

kenyon mobley gtg842d at
Mon Oct 15 13:22:22 EDT 2001

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School of Biology Postdoctoral Fellow Openings

Georgia Tech's Schools of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Civil 
and Environmental Engineering are searching for as many as 6 Post-Doctoral 
Fellows to join an interdisciplinary group in Aquatic Chemical Signaling 
and Ecology.

Georgia Tech's new program in Aquatic Chemical Signaling invites recent 
Ph.D.s to apply for post-doctoral positions working with faculty and 
graduate students in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and well-funded 
research effort combining chemistry, ecology, fluid dynamics, and sensory 
biology and physiology. We are especially interested in candidates who 
bridge disciplinary borders between chemistry, biology and physics, or in 
highly trained scientists from a single discipline who now want to broaden 
their approach to include interdisciplinary questions. Positions are 
available on the main campus in Atlanta and at Georgia Tech's new marine 
facility at Skidaway Island, Ga. Also see

1) Two NSF IGERT Post-doctoral Fellows - These are multidisciplinary 
positions spanning chemistry, ecology, fluid dynamics, and sensory biology 
and physiology. We seek applicants to conduct research and help train IGERT 
graduate students at the juncture of two, or more, of the above 
disciplines. This program is devoted to training graduate students and 
post-docs in investigations of how chemical signals are produced, 
transported, received, and processed in aquatic systems, as well as the 
role of chemical signaling in affecting population and community structure. 
Selected candidates may have considerable flexibility in choices of 
processes (defense, mate selection, prey sensing) and systems (coral reefs, 
plankton, microbes) to investigate. One position will be on campus at 
Georgia Tech, the other at Skidaway Island. For questions contact Dr. Mark 
Hay at mark.hay at or any of the IGERT faculty listed at

2) Dreyfus Foundation Environmental Chemistry Post-doc - Candidates should 
have a Ph.D. in organic, biological, or analytical chemistry, and be 
interested in applying their skills to ecological and environmental 
questions. The postdoc can choose among a broad range of projects focused 
on aquatic chemical signaling in systems such as coral reefs, rivers, 
lakes, or the open ocean plankton, exploring the role of chemistry in 
defending organisms from natural enemies (e.g. predators, competitors, 
parasites), in sexual attraction and mate tracking, in locating food, etc. 
Previous experience in ecology or environmental research is not required; 
instead, this opportunity is intended to enable a trained chemist to 
contribute to a new research area. Field and laboratory resources and 
training in ecological techniques at our Atlanta campus and at our marine 
lab on Skidaway Island, GA, are available. For questions, contact Dr. Julia 
Kubanek at julia.kubanek at

3) Phytoplankton Chemical Ecology - We seek candidates with expertise in 
the natural products chemistry of phytoplankton, phytoplankton ecology, 
culturing techniques, and/or phytoplankton-grazer interactions to work with 
a NSF Biocomplexity funded multidisciplinary group investigating the direct 
and cascading effects of chemical signaling in affecting interactions 
between Phaeocystis and its natural enemies. This position will be located 
at Georgia Tech's new marine facility at Skidaway Island, Ga. For 
questions, contact Dr. Mark Hay at mark.hay at

4) Freshwater Chemical Ecology and Plant-Herbivore Interactions - We seek 
candidates with expertise in the ecology of aquatic macrophytes or 
invertebrates, in macrophyte-herbivore interactions, and/or chemical 
defenses of aquatic macrophytes. Experience with aquatic systems in the 
southeastern United States is desirable. The position will be located on 
campus at Georgia Tech. For questions, contact Dr. Mark Hay at 
mark.hay at

5) Soft-Substrate Marine Ecology - We seek candidates with experience in 
experimental studies of factors affecting the population and community 
structure of marine soft-substrate communities. An interest in chemical 
signaling will be advantageous. This position will be located at Georgia 
Tech's new marine facility at Skidaway Island, Ga. For questions, contact 
Dr. Mark Hay at mark.hay at

Salaries range from $32,000-36,000/yr with benefits. Applicants should send 
a resume, up to 3 reprints, a statement of research interests, and have 3 
letters of references sent to: Aquatic Post-doc Search, School of Biology, 
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0230. Applications will 
be considered beginning October 15, 2001. Georgia Institute of Technology 
is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an affirmative 
action/equal opportunity employer.

Kenyon Mobley
School of Biology
Georgia Institute of Technology
310 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332-0230

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