[Coral-List] Research Assistant Position in Coral Molecular Ecology at the University of Miami

Rachel Silverstein rsilverstein at rsmas.miami.edu
Wed Jul 27 11:38:25 EDT 2011

*Job title*: *Research Assistant in Coral Molecular Ecology at the
University of Miami *

There is an immediate opening for a Research Assistant in Coral Molecular
Ecology in the lab of Dr. Andrew Baker at the University of Miami’s
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, in Miami, Florida, USA..
We study the biology, ecology and conservation of coral reefs with a
particular emphasis on the impacts of ongoing climate change on these
ecosystems. A principal research theme is the complex and dynamic
relationship between corals and their algal symbionts (“zooxanthellae” in
the genus *Symbiodinium*), to better understand how corals might adapt to
both warming ocean temperatures and increased ocean acidification in the
coming decades. Research projects include laboratory analysis of corals
collected from field sites worldwide, and experiments in indoor and outdoor
coral facilities in Miami. These activities encompass a range of themes
including molecular ecology and systematics, population genetics, and
physiological ecology.

*Job description: *The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting
with research on the themes outlined above, as well as ordering supplies,
preparing solutions and reagents, and maintaining an organized laboratory
environment (including maintenance of samples collections and databases).
This is a 6-month temporary position with the possibility of continuation.
The applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident, or be in
possession of a US visa entitling employment.

*Location*: University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and
Atmospheric Science; 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne, Florida 33149,

*Requirements*: Molecular genetics experience is required; experience with
coral is preferred but not required, as is experience with aquaria
*Pay rate:* $12.00 per hour, up to 40 hours per week

*How to Apply*: Please send an email (subject: "Coral Research Assistant
Position) detailing your molecular genetics skills, research, and/or
administrative experience, as well as your resume, to Rachel Silverstein (
rsilverstein at rsmas.miami.edu)

We expect to make a selection in the next few weeks, so please send these
materials in promptly if you are interested in this position.

Lab Website: http://yyy.rsmas.miami.edu/groups/reef-futures/

Lab Facebook: Coral Reef Conservation Research Lab (CR2)

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