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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), Earth and Planetary
Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz,
CA. Posted August 2011.
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