[Coral-List] Postdoc Opening: Red Sea Macroalgae @ KAUST

Maggie Johnson magjohnson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 10:23:31 UTC 2022

Dear Colleagues,
I am hiring a postdoctoral researcher to study reef algae in the Red Sea.
Though there is flexibility in the research focus, the applicant should
have an interest in the ecology and biodiversity of tropical macroalgae
(ideally corallines). Please see the job description below and direct all
inquiries to: maggie.johnson at kaust.edu.sa.

*Postdoctoral Researcher:  Biodiversity and Ecology of Red Sea Macroalgae *
*Position description *
The Global Change Ecology Lab in the Red Sea Research Center at King
Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is seeking a
Postdoctoral Researcher to lead projects under the theme of biodiversity
and ecology of macroalgae in the Red Sea. The researcher will work closely
with PI Maggie Johnson to develop and implement novel questions geared
towards understanding the role of macroalgae on coral reefs in the Red Sea,
with a specific focus on coralline algae and calcifying macroalgae. The
researcher will be based at KAUST and will lead year-round, fully funded
field and lab work in the Red Sea. The position includes relocation costs,
health insurance, and salary commensurate with experience.

*Key Responsibilities *
Algae collections and identifications
Field ecology and physiology experiments
Characterization of environmental conditions using sensors and water
Data analysis and timely manuscript publication

*Minimum Qualifications *
PhD in biology, ecology, or related field
Experience with marine field work
Experience with molecular techniques (e.g., DNA barcoding)
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Record of peer-reviewed publications

*Preferred Qualifications *
Scientific diver training and experience
Experience with coralline identifications and analyses
Experience with species identifications using DNA barcoding
Experience with algal or plant ecophysiology

Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter expressing research
interests and relevant experience, a representative publication, and the
information for 3 references to Maggie Johnson at *maggie.johnson at kaust.edu.sa
<maggie.johnson at kaust.edu.sa>*. This position is open until filled, with
priority given to applicants who apply by May 1, 2022.

*King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi
Arabia, on the Red Sea coastal area of Thuwal, is an international
graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of
scientific achievement that will benefit the region and the world. As an
independent and merit-based institution and one of the best-endowed
universities in the world, KAUST is becoming a major new contributor to the
global network of collaborative research. It will enable researchers from
around the globe to work together to solve challenging scientific and
technological problems. The admission of students, the appointment,
promotion and retention of faculty and staff and all the educational,
administrative and other activities of the University shall be conducted on
the basis of equality, without regard to race, color, religion or gender.
Further information can be found at www.kaust.edu.sa
<http://www.kaust.edu.sa>. *

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