Studying these organisms will reveal important, novel, and basic insights into the unique metabolic features of microbes in the deep biosphere.
Background: Core samples from IODP Leg 206 (photo credit IODP-USIO).
Above: HOV Alvin samples a hydrothermal vent (credit WHOI).
Community Activities and Opportunities
Proceedings of the IODP Vol. 327
Data report: dissolved and particulate organic carbon in the deep sediments of IODP Site U1363 near Grizzly Bare seamount
Lin et al. C-DEBI Contribution 236
American Journal of Science
Catabolic rates, population sizes and doubling/replacement times of microorganisms in natural settings
LaRowe and Amend. C-DEBI Contribution 234
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Bacillus rigiliprofundi sp. nov., an endospore forming, Mn-oxidizing, moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from deep subseafloor basaltic crust
Sylvan et al. C-DEBI Contribution 257
Life in Extreme Environments 2: Microbial Evolution under Extreme Conditions, ed. Bakermans, De Gruyter
Chapter 7: Current perspectives on microbial strategies for survival under extreme nutrient starvation: evolution and ecophysiology
Glass et al. C-DEBI Contribution 243
Nature Geoscience: News and Views
Biological oceanography: Life in the deepest depths
Presence of oxygen and aerobic communities from sea floor to basement in deep-sea sediments
D'Hondt et al. C-DEBI Contribution 254
Frontiers in Microbiology
The transcriptional response of microbial communities in thawing Alaskan permafrost soils
Coolen and Orsi. C-DEBI Contribution 258
DCO: Deep Life Community Call for Proposals
Application deadline: May 01, 2015.
National Academies Research Associateships for Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Researchers
There are four annual review cycles and the next closes May 01, 2015.
IODP: Apply to sail on Expedition 364 Chicxulub Impact Crater
The deadline to apply is May 08, 2015.
IODP-USSSP: Proposals for Pre-Drilling Activities and Workshops
The U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) accepts proposals on a rolling basis for pre-drilling activities and semi-annually for workshops, next submission deadline May 15, 2015.
DCO: Call for Proposals Census of Deep Life Sequencing Opportunities
Application deadline: June 01, 2015.
NSF: Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation (STTR)
Full proposal deadline: June 18, 2015.
NSF: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
Full proposal deadlines: July 21-23, 2015.
Simons Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition
Application deadline: July 28, 2015.
NSF: Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program Solicitation
Proposals accepted anytime.
ECORD Summer School 2015: Ocean crust processes: magma, faults, fluxes and life, August 31 - September 11, 2015, Bremen, Germany
The application deadline is April 30, 2015.
AGU 2015 Fall Meeting: Session Proposals
Deadline: April 29, 2015.
2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Session Proposals
Deadline: April 29, 2015.
Microenergy 2015: 3rd International Workshop on Microbial Life Under Extreme Energy Limitation, September 21-25, Sandbjerg, Denmark
Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 30, 2015.
DCO: Second DCO Early Career Scientist Workshop, August 31 - September 5, 2015, São Miguel, Portugal
Applications due May 01, 2015.
Gordon Research Seminar on Applied and Environmental Microbiology: Solving Important Microbiological Questions in the "Omics" Era; July 11-12, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Deadline for oral abstracts is closed; meeting application due June 13, 2015.
C-DEBI: Education, Outreach, and Diversity Manager
The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) is seeking a Program Manager to join its team. C-DEBI is a multi-institutional research and education center funded by the National Science Foundation with USC as its headquarters. In addition to the science of exploring microbial life beneath the seafloor, education and diversity are priorities to the Center's efforts to strengthen the STEM pipeline by integrating research and educational programs for diverse future generations. The full-time Program Manager will serve as Education, Outreach, and Diversity Manager, helping to create, coordinate, and lead our education, outreach, and diversity efforts to serve our students, postdocs, faculty, and other participants at USC and across the nation. The Program Manager will also direct day-to-day project operations and administrative activities of C-DEBI at USC. The ideal candidate for the position of C-DEBI Education, Outreach, and Diversity Manager has:
- 5 years of experience developing and managing educational STEM programs with multiple institutions
- Leadership and strong oral and written communication skills
- Experience using social media for professional outreach
- Research experience at Ph.D. level
Texas A&M, College Station: Postdoctoral research associate, Microbiology/Molecular Biology
The position will be filled as soon as possible, but by July 2015 at the latest.
MBARI: Principle Investigator
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) seeks a Principal Investigator (PI) to develop and direct a marine carbon cycle research team.
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences: Chemical/Physical/Biological Oceanographer
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2015.
UTK: Professor and Head Department of Microbiology, The College of Arts & Sciences
Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Postdoctoral Fellow in microbiology (“microbial dark matter” biology)
The review of materials will begin December 01, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography: Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Oceanography
The committee will begin to review applications on October 24, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.