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UCLA / Earth and Space Sciences: Geobiology or Paleobiology Faculty Position Available
The Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment in geobiology or paleobiology. Applications for all levels will be considered, but preference will be given for appointment at the assistant professor level. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the study of the interrelated evolution of Earth and life; the links between phylogeny and the fossil record; life in extreme environments; controls on biotic activity, diversity, and evolution; biogenic mineralization; astrobiology; and biogeochemical cycling through time. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivialent in geobiology, paleobiology, or a related field. Submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests, names and contact information of three referees, and a cover letter addressing how your experience fits the job description at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00089. Questions regarding this position can be directed to email@example.com. Review of applications will commence November 15, 2013. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and has a commitment to enhance diversity in the geosciences at UCLA. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about UCLA's policies on hiring and academic diversity see https://faculty.diversity.ucla.edu/.
Posted October 11, 2013.
University of Delaware / Department of Biological Sciences:
Prokaryotic Microbiology Faculty Position
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware (www.bio.udel.edu) is seeking applications for a Tenure-Track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Prokaryotic Microbiology. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, postdoctoral experience, documented evidence of high quality research productivity, and a strong commitment to education and research. The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop and maintain a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; 2) train BS, MS and PhD students; and 3) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Candidates whose research employs molecular genetics, genomics/metagenomics, molecular and/or cellular microbiology approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty will be provided with a competitive salary and start-up package. See the job posting for more information.
Posted October 3, 2013.
Bigelow Laboratory: Two Principle Investigator Positions
Bigelow Laboratory invites applications for two Senior Research Scientist positions associated with the three centers of research in the Laboratory’s new Ocean Science and Education Campus. The targeted research areas for these positions are: 1) Blue Biotechnology (e.g. synthetic biology, systems biology, biofuels, marine natural products, marine phycology, marine mycology); 2) Ocean Biogeochemistry and Climate Change (e.g. global scale modeling, ocean observing, controls on the ocean biological pump [past, present and future], stable isotope biogeochemistry, environmental radiochemistry); and 3) Ocean Health (e.g. predator-prey interactions, microbial signaling, quorum sensing, plankton physiology, and chemical ecology of marine microbes). Cross-cutting themes for these positions include human impacts, foundations of marine food webs, and climate change. The research at Bigelow Laboratory has global geographical reach, from the tropics to the poles. See the job posting for more information.
Posted October 3, 2013.
USC / NAI: Geobiology/Astrobiology Postdoctoral Positions Available
The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) node at the University of Southern California (USC) has opened a search for three postdoctoral fellows in the general area of subsurface geomicrobiology. The research will focus on the deep subsurface biosphere, including the amount and kind of life, the factors that support and limit subsurface life, and methods for life detection and cultivation. The postdocs will be expected to work between and integrate two or more of the following lab groups: Jan Amend, Ken Nealson, Katrina Edwards, and Moh El-Naggar (all USC); Victoria Orphan (Caltech); Rohit Bhartia (JPL); Duane Moser (DRI); and Yuri Gorby (RPI). Postdocs must commit to one full year of work, with expectation of continued funding for a second year, based on progress during year one. A Ph.D. in microbiology, geochemistry, biophysics, environmental science, or closely related field is required. Please e-mail a single pdf containing a cover letter, 2-page curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests and expertise, and the names and contact information for three references to Nerissa Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Jan Amend (email@example.com) or go to astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/teams/can-6/usc/
Posted July 2013
Stanford University: Geobiology Faculty Search
As part of an initiative in Geobiology, the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University seeks to make one or more tenure-line faculty appointments of open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in this area. We invite applications from persons with demonstrated research records addressing fundamental questions at the intersection of the biological and geological sciences who are also committed to quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. The objective of the Geobiology initiative is to advance fundamental understanding of the co-evolution of Earth and life, with particular focus on addressing the challenges that arise from the enormous range of temporal and spatial scales involved. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the study of the coupled histories of Earth and life using data from paleontology, geochemistry, and sedimentary geology; the evolution of biogeochemical cycling; the role of life in shaping the geochemistry of the Earth's crust over modern to geological time scales; geochemical controls on biotic activity, diversity, and evolution; biogenic mineral formation/dissolution; and life in extreme environments. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement outlining research and teaching interests that would materially contribute to related programs in the School of Earth Sciences, three representative papers published within the last 5 years and the names and email addresses of three referees. Review of applications will commence August 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Stanford University has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we particularly encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities. For more information about the School of Earth Sciences, see the school's web page at http://pangea.stanford.edu/. PLEASE NOTE: all application material must be submitted in PDF format. To apply, and for more information, please see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2674.
Posted July 2013
Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions: Marine Geochemistry, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
The Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, invites applications for two full time, tenure-track faculty positions. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) Sediment Geochemistry / Biogeochemistry, Global Geochemical / Biogeochemical Cycles, Paleoceanography, Physical-Biogeochemical Interactions, Land-Ocean Dynamics, and Marine Atmospheric Chemistry. Appointments are expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, although candidates with suitable qualifications may be considered for appointment at the Associate level, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2014. The successful candidates will be expected to develop and sustain outstanding research programs and contribute to the department’s educational mission (including classroom instruction) at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The latter will include teaching in the Department’s Global Environmental Science Bachelor of Science degree program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in oceanography or another relevant discipline received by 1 June 2013; excellent communication skills; demonstrated capability for creative, high quality research; and the demonstrated capability/experience and desire to contribute to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. At the Associate level, the minimum qualifications are as stated above, with four years of experience at the rank of Assistant (or equivalent). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Questions should be directed to Dr. Kathleen Ruttenberg, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the Department can be found at www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2013. The University of Hawai`i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
Posted July 2013.
Marine Geomicrobiology Junior Research Group Leader Position at the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MARUM) at the University of Bremen
We are seeking candidates with strong scientific track records in the field of marine geomicrobiology, but will also consider outstanding candidates from related fields. We invite applicants with experience in a broad range of interdisciplinary methods such as biogeochemical, mineralogical, molecular biological, or imaging techniques, as well as in field work, preferably at sea. The successful applicant will be expected to forge a bridge between and interact with research groups at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology.
The applicant is expected to cooperate with other research areas within and outside the University of Bremen and to acquire additional third-party funds.
Selection procedures and implementation of the junior research groups with an envisaged duration of five years are oriented on the model of Emmy Noether junior research groups of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Requirements are: excellent doctorate credentials, publications in peer-reviewed international journals or other comparable publications, and a minimum of one year postdoctoral experience. Candidates should ideally have gained some of their expertise while working abroad for several months during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase. Applications may only be submitted within five years after obtaining the doctorate. Family leave will be taken into consideration. The doctorate should not have been attained at the University of Bremen, otherwise at least two years of postdoctoral research at another institution are required.
Applications are due no later than August 1, 2013. For more details, please see the online job posting. Posted June 2013.
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
The successful candidate will be joining a multidisciplinary team of scientists interested in understanding the organismal and biomolecular composition and function of complex marine microbial consortia. This candidate will be responsible for managing metagenomic, metatranscriptomic and metaproteomic data sets and developing analytical processes that utilize existing software packages and biostatistical analyses. In support, the candidate will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and the Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center with an opportunity for permanent employment and group development based on performance and funding. The candidate must have acquired a Ph.D. in a bioinformatics or computational biology-related field within the past five years and have demonstrated experience in scripting and programming languages. Previous experience with microbial systems is highly desirable but not required. The candidate must be well-organized, self-motivated and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
This postdoctoral position is available through a competitive process with the National Research Council Associateship Program and will offer a salary of $74,872 per annum. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. Qualified candidates should send applications (curriculum vitae, description of research accomplishments and interests, and the contact information of three references) via e-mail to Gary J. Vora at email@example.com. Posted May 2013.
Staff Scientist Positions in Deep-Sea Benthic Ecology and Plankton Dynamics/Ocean Biogeochemistry at Ocean Networks Canada/University of Victoria
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is seeking two Staff Scientists. One position is for a Staff Scientist with specific research area background in deep-sea benthic ecology to work with external users and internal departments to drive and integrate advances in interdisciplinary science, IT capability, and multivariate earth-ocean informatics. [More]
The other position is for Staff Scientist with specific research area background in plankton dynamics and ocean biogeochemistry to work with external users and internal departments to drive and integrate advances in interdisciplinary science, IT capability, and multivariate earth-ocean informatics. These Staff Scientist positions are key in achieving ONC’s mandate to serve users of the complex data that ONC’s instruments and sensors produce. [More]
A PhD in Science with at least 2 years of relevant post-doctoral experience in an observational or experimental marine science field is required. Applications due April 30, 2013. Posted April 2013.
Graduate Student Position in Deep Life Study at Desert Research Institute/University of Nevada Las Vegas/NASA Astrobiology Institute
Applications are encouraged for a Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship (up to 5 years of support) at Desert Research Institute's Las Vegas campus and the UNLV School of Life Sciences beginning Summer or Fall of 2013. This unique position interfaces with NASA’s newest Astrobiology Institute (NAI): Life Underground. The Life Underground team takes advantage of rare access to terrestrial and marine deep subsurface sites to develop non-invasive in situ life detection technologies, cultivate “intraterrestrial” microorganisms, survey novel life, and explore metabolic strategies and the thermodynamic limits of subsurface life.The successful candidate will be part of a distinguished interdisciplinary team composed of researchers from, in addition to DRI, USC, Caltech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Major field activities will focus on deep drilling programs associated with Death Valley National Park, the Nevada National Security Site, and various underground locations.
An aptitude and appreciation for field work, at times under challenging conditions, is essential. This position is limited to individuals interested in the degree of Ph.D., who will receive an annual salary of about $27,000. Health insurance and a partial (~75%) tuition waiver are also provided. Enthusiastic candidates with demonstrable research and academic productivity and backgrounds in microbiology, microbial ecology, geology, bioinformatics, environmental chemistry, or a related field should apply. U.S. citizenship is preferred due to site access requirements. [More]
For information on how to apply, please contact Dr. Duane Moser, Desert Research Institute, 755 E. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, firstname.lastname@example.org, 702-862-5534. Posted February 2013.
Assistant/Associate Scientist Position in Geomicrobiology at IFREMER, France
Within the unit Deep Sea Ecosystems under the head of the Laboratory of Microbiology of Extreme Environments (LMEE), the scientist will contribute to the knowledge on the diversity of microbial communities in deep marine ecosystems (hydrothermal vents) and their dynamics and functions. These studies will be conducted in the framework of national, European or international projects. [More]
The scientist will work closely with geologists and geochemists working in the field of mineral resources to implement an integrated approach in geomicrobiology. In collaboration with researchers from LMEE, the scientist will participate in the development of innovative methods to assess the diversity of microbial communities and access their functions in different ecosystems. Applications due March 13, 2013. Posted February 2013.
Postdoctoral Position in Environmental Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Geochemistry at Montana State University
Our laboratory is focused on the structure and function of archaeal-dominated microbial communities important in geothermal systems of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). This position is central to our accomplishments over the next two years, which will focus on detailed dissection of novel phylotypes present in various geothermal settings, integration of proteomic and transcriptomic datasets with custom reference genomic databases, detailed studies of microbial interactions occurring among community members, and development of specific linkages among regulated microbial processes and geochemical transformations that are central to material and energy cycling.
The successful candidate will be responsible for using bioinformatic tools to study microbial sequence data collected from different geothermal systems, characterizing new thermophilic phylotypes isolated from YNP, and performing a complementary suite of molecular and geochemical analyses under both laboratory and field conditions. The position also requires extensive communication skills among collaborators and team-members working on the project. The successful candidate will have extraordinary opportunities to move into a well-studied system, where numerous exciting focal areas remain to be completed. Position available March 1, 2013. [More]
Contact Dr. Bill Inskeep (email@example.com), Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Posted February 2013.
Analytical Chemistry Technician Position at the Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences, Maine
We are recruiting a Research Technician to join the new Bigelow Analytical Services facility. The role will involve performing analysis in a wide range of organic and inorganic marine chemistry fields. The candidate should be willing to carry out high quality analytical procedures on a variety of instruments including HPLC, IR-MS and LC-MS. The work is likely to include: analysis and data interpretation of regulatory marine biotoxin samples; sample preparation, analysis and interpretation of stable carbon and nitrogen data using EA-IRMS; and the development of new analytical capabilities using various LC-MS techniques.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-reliant, meticulous analyst; able to interpret and report their analyses to internal and external customers. The successful candidate will have a BS degree; 2+ years of demonstrated experience with analytical instrumentation, or equivalent qualifications. For full consideration, the application should be received by February 18, 2013. The preferred starting date is April 1, 2013. Posted February 2013.
Postdoctoral Position in Marine
Hydrogeology at the University of California, Santa Cruz
successful candidate will participate in research involving
seafloor hydrothermal systems in association with the Center
for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (a NSF Science and
Technology Center), assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate
student researchers, provide scientific and technical support,
and carry out independent research. Research may include a
combination of oceanographic data and sample collection; processing
and interpretation of seismic, mapping, heat flow, and other
data; geotechnical testing of recovered materials; and/or
numerical modeling of coupled flows within the seafloor.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in geophysics, hydrogeology, geology,
geochemistry or a related field; strong computational skills;
no more than three years of postdoctoral research experience;
ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong
communication and interpersonal skills. A successful candidate
would also have expertise in one or more of the following
research areas (and interest in learning others): marine or
terrestrial geothermics, numerical modeling of coupled flows
(fluid-heat, fluid-solute), reflection seismic data acquisition
and processing, multibeam mapping data acquisition and processing,
cross-hole hydrogeologic (tracer, flow) testing. Intent of
initial appointment is for one year, full time, with reappointment
for another year contingent on progress. Funding for multiple
years is in hand. [More]
Contact Dr. Andrew Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org), Earth and Planetary
Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz,
CA. Posted August 2011.
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