[Coral-List] Job: Research Assistant/Associate at PSU
baums at psu.edu
Fri Mar 20 05:11:43 EDT 2015
The Baums lab in the Department of Biology at Penn State
(http://bio.psu.edu/directory/ibb3) is looking for an experienced
researcher to conduct NSF-funded experiments on acclimatization of
shallow-water corals to increased temperature as a result of the 2014
bleaching event in the Florida Keys. Responsibilities include organizing
and conducting a microcosm experiment over three months in the Florida
Keys (July - Sep 2015) with little supervision, requiring the
researcher to live in the Florida Keys during this time. Experience with
aquarium experiments on corals and AAUS SCUBA certification is required.
The successful candidate will be proficient in using molecular tools
such as gene expression analysis, RADtag sequencing and bacterial 16s
tag sequencing as well as analysis of next generation sequencing data.
An advanced degree in marine biology or molecular ecology or related
fields is needed. This position will be filled at the research assistant
or research associate level, depending upon education and experience.
Candidate must be able to begin work on 1 June 2015. Position initially
funded for 6 months with possibility of continuation. Applications must
be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/56345 and include a
cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a current CV
and names and contact information for three references. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
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Job URL: https://psu.jobs/job/56345
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