[Coral-List] Post-Doc: Coral-algal symbiosis- genomics & ecology

Mary Alice Coffroth coffroth at buffalo.edu
Fri Sep 24 12:16:30 EDT 2010

  Post-Doc position available in the study of the ontogeny of 
coral-algal symbioses

The post-doc will participate in all aspects of an NSF funded study to 
identify the mechanisms and selective processes that lead to the final 
assemblage of symbionts harbored by adult coral hosts. The work requires 
familiarity with techniques as DNA extraction, DNA sequencing, 
microarray expression analysis, next-generation sequencing, and DNA 
bioinformatic analysis as well as conducting physiological measurements 
of coral recruits. The successful applicant will participate in field 
work in the Florida Keys.   The postdoc will also mentor graduate and 
undergraduate students, write manuscripts, and oversee day-to-day 
management of the project.

*Minimum Qualifications:* Ph.D. with a strong background in 2 or more of 
the following: photobiology, population genetics, larval biology, 
phylogenetic, and/or genomic analyses. Knowledge in molecular DNA 
techniques; Excellent writing skills; Strong quantitative and 
statistical skills; self-starter and creative problem solver; strong 
communication and interpersonal skills.

*Preferred qualifications:*  Extensive experience in microarray 
expression experimental design, genomic analyses and photobiology with 
skill in measuring photosynthesis. Field experience with coral spawning 
and rearing coral larvae. Experienced SCUBA diver.

*Preferred start date:* January 1, 2011

*Salary range* $32-35K, depending upon experience and qualifications

All applicants must *apply through UBJobs* (www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu) and 
include a cover letter, contact information for three references, a 
research statement and a copy of your CV.

"The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 

Please contact me directly with any questions

Mary Alice Coffroth

Mary Alice Coffroth, PhD
447 Hochstetter Hall
Department of Geology
Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-4871
       716-645- 4874
Fax:   716-645-3999
Email: Coffroth at buffalo.edu
Web page:  http://www.nsm.buffalo.edu/Bio/burr/

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