[Coral-List] Postdoctoral position in coral genomics at NOAA/AOML

Derek Manzello derek.manzello at noaa.gov
Mon Apr 4 10:04:13 EDT 2016

Dear Coral-List,

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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