[Coral-List] Postdoc on Molecular Diversity of Dinoflagellate Symbionts in the Central Red Sea
Christian R. Voolstra
christian.voolstra at kaust.edu.sa
Mon May 23 12:23:51 EDT 2011
A 2-year postdoc position in Christian Voolstra's lab (http://faculty.kaust.edu.sa/sites/christianvoolstra/Pages/home.aspx) is available as part of an ongoing project to look at the molecular diversity of Symbiodinium around the Arabian Peninsula. The project is an international collaboration and will involve phylogenomics, field trips, and extended stays in research labs in the UK and US.
The ideal candidate is expected to be an independent and motivated individual with excellent communication skills and a background in any of the following disciplines: Coral Reef Ecology, Coral Reef Genomics, Symbiodinium, Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics, Marine Biology, Bioinformatics. Familiarity with scientific diving operations and PADI certification are an advantage.
The position is available from June 2011 on. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Saudi Arabia that opened in September 2009. The campus is located directly at the Red Sea, near Jeddah. Postdoc package includes competitive salary, health insurance, free housing.
To apply: Please send cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae, published papers, and the names and contact information for three references to christian.voolstra at kaust.edu.sa . Applicants are encouraged to send a brief research proposal outlining their particular interests in this field.
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