POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE
Postdoctoral Position in McFall-Ngai and Ruby laboratories, Kewalo Marine Laboratory & Pacific Biosciences Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mentors: Margaret McFall-Ngai, Ned Ruby, Janna Nawroth Collaborators: Eva Kanso, Scott Fraser - University of Southern California
A postdoctoral position is available at the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) working at the interface of microbiome, biophysics, and molecular biology. Specifically, the project will investigate the role of ciliary actuation, sensing and signaling in the squid-vibrio symbiosis. The candidate will employ and develop a variety of biological imaging techniques and analysis tools and, in collaboration with the Kanso group at USC, perform computational modeling studies to unravel the biophysics of bacteria-cilia interactions. The project will be conducted at PBRC’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory in Honolulu. A PhD degree required. Expertise in microbiology, molecular biology, biological imaging, signal processing, and/or biophysics desired. The candidate will work with biologists, physicists and mathematicians as a part of grant from the NSF INSPIRE Program, which seeks to promote interdisciplinary research. The candidate will be expected to work both independently and in a team, and to acquire new skills. Position available immediately. Applications should include a CV and statement of research and career interests. The materials can be sent to the mentors, McFall-Ngai (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ruby (email@example.com) and Nawroth (firstname.lastname@example.org).
a session on aquatic canopies at the upcoming ASLO meeting in Hawai'i
We are very happy and excited to announce that we will be organizing a session on aquatic canopies at the upcoming ASLO meeting in Hawai'i. This session stems both from our interest in the concept of aquatic canopy, and from a desire to integrate different disciplines and approaches to better understand and discuss this concept. Whether your research focuses on the role of canopies in light distribution/photosynthesis, nutrient cycling, local flows, local ecosystem structure, or another aspect of aquatic canopies, we would be very interested in having you join our session. In our view, the definition of canopy is not restricted to macroscale algae and corals only; any biological or physical entity displaying canopy-like functions (e.g.: plankton clouds) is of interest to our understanding of the concept.
We are looking forward to contributions from all fields (biology, mathematics, engineering, physics, geology, chemistry...) and we hope you will consider submitting an abstract to our session and/or forward this information to anyone you think might be interested in participating. More information on our session can be found at http://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/honolulu2017/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=092 or you can contact Julia Samson (email@example.com) with any questions you have about our session.
We hope to see you in Honolulu!
Best regards, Julia Samson, Brian White, Virginia Pasour
Post doctoral fellowships in trait-based ecology modelling and oceanography
Centre for Ocean Life (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk) offers three 2-3 years post doctoral fellowships in Marine Ecosystem Modelling and Physical Oceanography. The fellows will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Charlottenlund, Denmark). The anticipated starting date is January 2017 or later (negotiable).
The fellowships are funded by the GB Moore Foundation, and the fellows are expected to work together on the development of mechanistically underpinned, trait-based models of marine plankton ecosystems ranging across multiple trophic levels from bacteria to zooplankton, and to apply those models to the Californian Current System. There are three components to the project: (i) development of a model for unicellular plankton, (ii) development of a model for multicellular plankton with life histories, and (iii) combine the two models and test predictions against observations collected in the Californian Current system by collaborators at Scripps Institution of Oceanography . We envisage the three post docs each taking a lead in one of these components, but that all post docs are involved with all parts of the work. A copy of the project description can be requested from the project leader.
The post docs will be associated the Centre for Ocean Life. We currently have a group of about 20 young researches associated the Centre (PhD and Postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines.
We invite applications from marine ecology modellers and physical oceanographers with interest and experience in implementing biology in physical oceanography models.
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.
For further information please contact the project leader, Thomas Kiørboe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment terms will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union, but an annual salary of about 75,000 USD per year (including a pension scheme) can be expected. Candidates applying from outside Denmark can be eligible to a tax reduction upon an application.
Starting date is January 2017 but is negotiable.
You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk
Please do not send applications to Principal Investigators, instead apply online as described below.
We must have your online application by 1 November 2016. Go to: LINK
Please open the link "apply online" and fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
- A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
- Your application including a research plan
- Curriculum vitae with publication list
- Two letters of recommendation
- Other material that you would like to be included in the evaluation.
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Tenure-track position in Marine Science - IUI Eilat
The Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat (IUI), Israel, is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) biological, chemical and physical oceanography, coral-reef biology, marine microbiology and ecology, with strong orientation for field research. Candidates are expected to carry out research that benefits significantly from the unique location of the IUI on the shore of the Red Sea, next to a flourishing coral reef and in close proximity (minutes of cruising) from deep oligotrophic waters. Information on the IUI is available at http://www.iui-eilat.ac.il/Default.aspx.
Faculty positions at the IUI are jointly appointed by the IUI and a “home university”- one of the 7 research universities in Israel. Accordingly, the nomination procedure will consist of two stages; first at the IUI and then, if successful, at the home university of the candidate’s choice.
Appointments are expected to be at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level. The successful candidate is expected to develop and sustain an outstanding research program and contribute to the teaching program at the IUI and his/her home university. Anticipated start date is October 1st, 2017.
Applications should include curriculum vitae (including list of publications), statement of research and teaching interests, pdf copies of 2 representative publications, and two letters of recommendation which should be sent directly to the address below.
Complete applications should be received by November 30, 2016.
Submit applications via email to:
Prof. Amatzia Genin, Director
The Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences of Eilat email@example.com
(Please indicate in the subject header “Faculty position application 2017”)