[Coral-List] Job: Research Assistant/Associate at PSU

ILIANA BAUMS 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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