[Coral-List] science communication/cnidarian genetics and cellular biology post doc opportunity at Oregon State University

Jack C Koch jack.c.koch at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 17:54:49 EDT 2017

Hi Coral Listers,


Check out the job posting (below) for a new post doc opportunity at Oregon State University with Virginia Weis:


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: The Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position in science communication and coral symbiosis cell biology and genetics. Start date is approximately 1 September 2017 (negotiable). Seeking a cell biologist or geneticist trained in cell, molecular and genetic techniques with an interest in developing a career path in science communication.  This person will participate in a large collaborative project between Oregon State University, Stanford University, Carnegie Institute of Science, and Florida International University, funded by NSF, to develop a sea anemone as a model system for the study of coral symbiosis. This position will be at Oregon State in the laboratory of Virginia Weis, the Principal Investigator for the project. The position will have two primary responsibilities. The first will be to act as the Science Communications point person for the entire team.  Duties will include, development and launching of communications platforms, planning and running two workshops for the coral community and development of outreach activities to engage the scientific community, the broader education community and the general public. The OSU team will consult with a science communications expert, Dr. Elisha Wood-Charlson, who will mentor and train the postdoc in science communication techniques and best practices. The second duty will be to participate in development of genetic and cellular techniques in the model system that will assist in the ability to understand the basic biology of coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis. These include development of CRISPR/Cas gene knock out in host anemone and algal symbiont and development of a complete host life cycle in the laboratory. For full consideration apply by 18 July 2017. For the complete job description and to apply, please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/, posting P01368UF.  OSU is an AA/EOE.







Jack C Koch

Ph.D Student


Oregon State University

Department of Integrative Biology

3029 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331

kochja at science.oregonstate.edu

(919) 612-3212


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