[Coral-List] Postdoctoral position on the microbial ecology of marine invertebrates - WHOI / KAUST

Christian R. Voolstra christian.voolstra at kaust.edu.sa
Thu Dec 15 06:35:42 EST 2011

Dear colleagues,

we are looking for a postdoc on the microbial ecology of marine invertebrates. See below for details.

Thank you,
Amy Apprill and Christian R Voolstra


Name of the Position: Postdoctoral position on the microbial ecology of marine invertebrates

Application Deadline: February 2012

Starting Date: March 2012

Location: WHOI and KAUST

A 3-year shared postdoc position between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and KAUST’s (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) Red Sea Research Center is available from March, 2012 on.

The project is an international collaboration between the Voolstra lab at KAUST (http://faculty.kaust.edu.sa/sites/christianvoolstra/Pages/home.aspx) and the newly established Apprill lab at WHOI in the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department (http://www.whoi.edu/sbl/liteSite.do?litesiteid=39752). The postdoc will work jointly at WHOI and KAUST in a Collaborative Fellows program.

The project focuses on microbial ecology of marine invertebrates and will involve bacterial genome sequencing, assembly, and annotation, FISH-based detection of microbial communities, and metabolomics profiling of bacterial cultivates using mass spectrometry.

The ideal candidate is expected to be an independent and motivated individual with excellent communication skills and a degree in any of the following disciplines: Microbial Ecology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, and/or Marine Biology. Sound knowledge in any or all skills is welcome: sequence assembly, sequence annotation, microbial genome analysis, 16S data analysis (e.g. ARB, SILVA, etc.), next-generation sequence datasets, FISH, and FISH-probe and –primer design.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a world-renowned private, independent, not-for profit corporation dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science. WHOI was recently ranked within the top 2 institutes for post-doctoral study in the U.S and has an active post-doctoral community (http://www.whoi.edu/pda/).

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 and that aims to become the research university of excellence in the Middle East. The campus is located directly at the Red Sea, near Jeddah.

Postdoc package includes competitive salary, annual paid travel to conferences, global health insurance, and free housing on KAUST campus.

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 Amy Apprill apprill at whoi.edu and Christian R. Voolstra christian.voolstra at kaust.edu.sa

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