[Coral-List] postdoctoral position in coral reef genomics

Monica Medina mmedina at ucmerced.edu
Mon May 10 00:52:24 EDT 2010

A full-time postdoctoral position is available as part of an ongoing  
NSF-funded project to look at coral health in the Caribbean species  
Montastraea faveolata and Acropora palmata using comparative genomic  
and cell biology approaches. Primary research questions will focus on,  
but are not limited to, genomics and cell biology of coral-algal  
symbiosis, the effect of ocean acidification on corals, coral response  
to disease, the role of the microbial community in the coral  
holobiont. There is opportunity to work with larval and adult stages.  
Field sites are located in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, south of Cancun  
(Mayan Riviera) and Bocas del Toro, Panama.
The position is available immediately. Initial appointment will be one  
year, with possible renewal on a year-to-year basis. Renewal of  
appointment is contingent on performance and availability of funds.  
The position includes postdoctoral scholar benefit package.
The University of California Merced campus is located at the base of  
the Sierra Nevada foothills, near Yosemite and the San Francisco Bay  
The University of California at Merced is an affirmative action/equal  
opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the  
achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Coral Reef Science, Genome Biology, Cell  
Biology, Bioinformatics or related fields. Applicants with experience  
in bioinformatics and/or microarray analysis are especially encouraged  
to apply.
Salary: Negotiable, based on the University of California pay scale
To Apply: Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover  
letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of three references with contact  
information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
For more information: Please contact Mónica Medina  
(mmedina at ucmerced.edu).

Monica Medina
Associate Professor
School of Natural Sciences
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343
tel: 209-228-7863
fax: 209-228-4053
mmedina at ucmerced.edu

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