[Coral-List] Research Technical position available in OA at CSUN

Edmunds, Peter J peter.edmunds at csun.edu
Sun Jan 10 10:25:16 EST 2016

Colleagues -- we are pleased to post the technician position detailed below.  This is based at CSUN but involves field research in Moorea, French Polynesia.  It is an exciting opportunity for the right person.

Please be sure to apply through the CSUN web page referencing position 5230.


Pete Edmunds and Bob Carpenter

CSUN Position – 5230

Apply at –http://www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/employment/

NSF Research technician – Ocean acidification and coral reefs

Start date: 1 June 2016

Salary: $38,000

Applications are invited for a 2.5-year, NSF-funded technician position at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), to support research in the area of ocean acidification (OA) and its effect   The successful candidate will work under the supervision of RC Carpenter and PJ Edmunds (grant PIs, robert.carpenter at csun.edu<mailto:robert.carpenter at csun.edu> and peter.edmunds at csun.edu<mailto:peter.edmunds at csun.edu>), as well as a postdoctoral scholar, to elucidate the effects of OA on corals, algae, and coral reefs in Moorea.  The research focuses on the ecophysiology of corals and algae, and spans investigative scales from organisms, to assemblages of species, and natural communities; experiments will involve microcosms, flumes, and in situ (field) analyses.  Candidates are expected to have an MS in a field-based marine biology topic, experience in the biology/ecology of marine organisms, a history of working in tropical environments, and a strong background in the maintenance of marine aquaria, biological laboratory skills, seawater chemistry, and marine field operations (driving of small boats, scuba diving, etc); scuba diving with a AAUS training (or equivalent) is required.  The research involves significant periods (up to 6 months/year) of work overseas in Moorea, French Polynesia, and potentially periods in Hawaii.  This position provides unique opportunities to work with a team studying the biology of coral reefs in the Caribbean and Pacific, and work with colleagues in the Moorea Coral Reef LTER, and Hawaii.

The salary includes benefits.  Applicants should submit a covering letter in which they describe their research training and interests, CV, and arrange to have two letters of reference submitted.  All applications must be made through the CSUN web site (see above).

Dr. Peter J. Edmunds
Department of Biology
California State University
18111 Nordhoff Street
CA 91330-8303
Phone: 818.677.2502
Research web pages:
OA Research - www.crco2.org<http://www.crco2.org>
Moorea - http://mcr.lternet.edu
Virgin Islands - http://mcr.lternet.edu/vinp/overview/
CSUN web page - http://www.csun.edu/science-mathematics/biology/peter-j-edmunds

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