[Coral-List] Senior Research Associate position in Coral Molecular Ecology
abaker at rsmas.miami.edu
Fri Nov 18 23:06:06 EST 2005
Funding is available for a Senior Research Associate in coral molecular
ecology at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
at the University of Miami, Florida, USA (www.rsmas.miami.edu
<http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/> ). The successful candidate will assume
primary responsibility for the management and day-to-day operations of a
molecular laboratory specializing in the ecology and systematics of corals
and their symbiotic dinoflagellates ("zooxanthellae"), but will also be
involved in physiological experimental work at the University's Experimental
Hatchery facility, and coral reef fieldwork in Florida and elsewhere.
Specific duties include extracting, purifying, archiving and analyzing DNA
from coral samples, ordering and management of scientific supplies and
reagents, managing undergraduate volunteers and interns, and working with
the principal investigator, postdoctoral associate and graduate students on
collaborative research projects.
Ongoing research, funded principally by the US National Science Foundation,
the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, and the Wildlife Conservation Society,
uses both field survey and experimental approaches to study the responses of
reef corals to climate change. The position is funded for three years,
subject to satisfactory performance.
The successful candidate will also be encouraged to pursue independent
research and publication in related fields of interest.
Candidates should have a Master's degree with two years' experience in
molecular systematics, molecular ecology and/or population genetics.
Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills are
desirable. Experience manipulating computer models of climate change (e.g.,
Hadley dataset) and/or maintaining outdoor aquarium systems is desirable,
but not required.
Candidates should be SCUBA-certified and be able to pass a physical
examination to obtain scientific diver certification with the American
Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS).
Position includes benefits and a retirement package. Please submit a current
CV, names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter
indicating research interests and experience electronically as a single .pdf
file to Andrew Baker at abaker at rsmas.miami.edu. Applications are being
accepted immediately. The position will start on or around 1 February 2006,
and will remain open until filled. The University of Miami is an EEO/AA
Please post this advertisement as appropriate.
Andrew C. Baker, Ph.D.
Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Miami, FL 33149, USA
Voice: +1 (305) 421-4642
Fax: +1 (305) 421-4600
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