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Postdoctoral Scientist - Molecular Microbial Ecology

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring fundamental biology, understanding biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit the following three items with your application: (i) a cover letter describing your research goals and your specific motivation to join our project; (ii) a CV, and (iii) contact information for three references, including your Ph.D. supervisor. (We will contact your references when needed). Please email Joe Vallino (jvallino@mbl.edu) or Julie Huber (jhuber@whoi.edu) with any questions about the position.

Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Posting Number: 0001062
Reference Code:
Department Ecosystems Center
Position Type: Research
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Molecular Microbial Ecology
Position Summary:

A postdoctoral position in molecular microbial ecology is available at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole. This NSF-funded collaborative project with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution seeks to identify the nature of microbial predator-prey interactions using laboratory chemostats combined with RNA stable isotope probing, sequencing, and trait-based modeling. We are seeking an individual with expertise in molecular microbial ecology, including those with interests in microbial, viral, and eukaryotic dynamics, microbial food webs, and theoretical ecology. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

Additional Information:
Basic Qualifications:

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in microbiology, marine science, systems biology, or a related field. Expected skills include molecular biology and microscopy with bioinformatics proficiency; chemostat operation and nutrient analyses are considered advantageous, but not necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:
Physical Requirements:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit the following three items with your application:
(i) a cover letter describing your research goals and your specific motivation to join our project;
(ii) a CV, and
(iii) contact information for three references, including your Ph.D. supervisor. (We will contact your references when needed).

Please email Joe Vallino (jvallino@mbl.edu) or Julie Huber (jhuber@whoi.edu) with any questions about the position.

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