[Coral-List] Postdoctoral position in coral genomics at NOAA/AOML
derek.manzello at noaa.gov
Mon Apr 4 10:04:13 EDT 2016
The Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division of NOAA’s Atlantic
Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) seeks a postdoctoral
associate specializing of coral genomics to be hired via the University
of Miami Rosenstiel School’s Cooperative Institute of Marine and
Atmospheric Sciences (CIMAS). The position is for two years, with the
potential for continuation based on satisfactory performance and
availability of funds. The position is within the Acidification,
Climate, and Coral Reef Ecosystems Team (ACCRETE,
http://www.coral.noaa.gov/research/accrete.html), a subunit of the Coral
Health and Monitoring Program (CHAMP, http://www.coral.noaa.gov/). This
position will be as an employee of the University of Miami and will
serve as a research contractor to NOAA/AOML. The project for this
position will entail both field and laboratory experiments aimed to
better understand if, and how, Caribbean corals can acclimatize and
adapt to thermal stress, ocean acidification, and other stressors,
utilizing both traditional and ‘omics based tools to help characterize
the mechanisms of this adaptation. This research will complement and
leverage ongoing ACCRETE projects and personnel. Experience with small
boats and AAUS SCUBA diving certification are desirable, but not
required. Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) an exemplary
track record of peer-reviewed publications, 2) demonstrated experience
with emerging techniques of DNA and RNA Next-Generation-Sequencing
Analysis, such as characterization of community metagenomics and
transcriptome-wide gene expression; to garner a holistic understanding
of the host, symbiont, and microbiome’s role in coral resistance and
resilience to climate change and other stressors, and 3) experience
maintaining corals or other marine organisms in aquaria and conducting
laboratory studies on climate change and ocean acidification impacts.
Apply online at:
A statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for 2
persons who can provide letters of recommendation are required.
The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer; smoke/drug free workplace.
Salary is $50,000 per year for two years.
For further information candidates should contact Dr. Derek Manzello
(Derek.Manzello at noaa.gov).
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