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Graduate Fellowship: Alexander Michaud, Montana State (Advisor John Priscu). Microbial carbon cycling beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Graduate Fellowship: Leah Brandt, Penn State (Advisor Chris House). An in-depth analysis of the subvent biosphere within the Okinawa backarc basin Iheya North hydrothermal field
Graduate Fellowship: Cara Magnabosco, Princeton (Advisor Tullis Onstott). Analytical tools for cross metagenome comparisons
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Roland Hatzenpichler, CalTech (Advisor Victoria Orphan). Activity-based cell-sorting and enrichment of newly synthesized proteins via amino acid tagging and click chemistry
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Rosa Leon Zayas, U Delaware (Advisor Jen Biddle). Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of the Tonga Trench: a comparative study of microbial diversity and metabolic potential from surface waters to below seafloor
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Donato Giovannelli, Rutgers (Advisor Costa Vetriani). Alternative carbon fixation strategies in the model organism Thermovibrio ammonificans: a model system to study energy limitation in the deep biosphere
Research Grant: Frank Robb, U Maryland. Carbon monoxide as a key metabolite in carbon and hydrogen flux in the marine subsurface
Research Grant: Billy Brazelton, U Utah. Investigation of genetic exchange within and between rock-hosted biofilms fueled by serpentinization
Research Grant: Bill Orsi, WHOI. Microbial activity in oxygenated subseafloor sediment
Education Grant: Sharon Cooper, Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Where the Wild Microbes Are: an Interactive eBook for Elementary Age Children
Education Grant: Peter Tuddenham, Tina Bishop, College of Exploration; Lynn Whitley, USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies; Pat Harcourt. Collaborative Development of C-DEBI Resources for Community Colleges
Want to sail on the JR? The application period for Education Officers on board the JOIDES Resolution for two of our 2015 expeditions is open now! We are now accepting applications from U.S. educators for the following expeditions: Expedition 353: Indian Monsoon Rainfall: 29 November 2014 – 19 January 2015, and Expedition 354: Bengal Fan: 29 January – 31 March, 2015. JOIDES Resolution Education Officers have the opportunity to learn shipboard science alongside the expedition’s science party and translate their learning experiences for students, families and the general public through creation of blogs, videos, social networking sites, live video events from the ship and development of classroom resources. All expenses for U.S. Education Officers for travel to and from the ports of call, and a stipend, are paid by IODP Education. Education Officers are selected through a competitive application and interview process. Successful applicants will also be flown to a 3-day group training session prior to their expedition. DEADLINE to apply: July 23, 2014.
Ocean Leadership: Share Your Ocean Story with the BBC
Ocean Leadership has built a website to help BBC solicit ideas/content/contacts for their upcoming seven-part series follow-up to Blue Planet entitled Ocean: New Frontiers.
National Academies Research Associateships for Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Researchers
There are four annual review cycles and the next closes August 1.
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 November 15, 2014, related to the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a senior scientist to lead a scientific research organization of approximately 20 staff members (comprising senior research project leaders, bench scientists and postdoctoral research associates) and to actively participate in the development and implementation of fundamental science research programs. Microbiology is a discipline that is central to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Programs in Bioenergy and Environmental Science. It is an integral component of the Biological Sciences Division at PNNL and its scientists actively interact with other research groups at PNNL in areas of Geochemistry, Computational Biology, Integrative Omics (proteomics and metabolomics), and Climate & Earth Systems Science. Furthermore, PNNL is planning and executing strategic internal investments in Biological Imaging, Quantitative Biology, and other areas of biology to strengthen and grow biological science at the laboratory. These activities will provide the successful candidate opportunities to shape the future directions of the Microbiology Group. See the flyer for more details.
University of Minnesota, Department of Earth Sciences: Assistant Professor in Geomicrobiology and Bioremediation
The Department of Earth Sciences and The BioTechnology Institute (BTI) at the University of Minnesota seek applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Geomicrobiology and Bioremediation. We are interested in a broad range of topics in geomicrobiology, microbiology, biogeochemistry, or related fields, with application in areas such as acid mine drainage bioremediation, dynamics of sulfate and nitrate removal, microbial bioremediation, biomining, and/or groundwater bioremediation. The appointment will be a 9 month (B-Term), tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level with responsibilities in research, teaching, and service. Review of applications will begin September 8, 2014; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Expected appointment is Fall 2015. Questions may be directed to Prof. Chris Paola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUBEM, University of Brest (UBO), France: 12-month Postdoctoral Position
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining previous experience and support letters from 2 colleagues with first-hand knowledge of their work experience as soon as possible by e-mail to Gaëtan Burgaud (email@example.com). See the flyer for more information.
Texas A&M, College of Geosciences: 4 Faculty Positions
The search committee will commence review of applications starting 1 May and will continue until the positions are filled.
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