Job Openings, Position Listings & Other Opportunities
Below are a selection of HABs-related job openings, graduate student positions, and other opportunities. Please check back frequently as listings are updated. If you wish to post a position or opportunity here, please contact Harmful-Algae@whoi.edu.
Tenured Faculty Position in Chemical Ecology or Toxicology – The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured faculty position in the Department of Marine Science at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor from candidates with research experience in chemical ecology or toxicology. We seek an accomplished scientist who investigates the effects of environmental factors on aquatic systems and includes a research focus on regional environmental issues. Areas of research include the study of chemical cues and signaling among marine biota and/or the biological effects of natural toxins and anthropogenic chemicals. The Associate Professor or Professor ranks will be eligible for the Mary Anderson Abell and Joseph Miles Abell, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Marine Science, as a Chair Fellow or Holder, respectively.
Candidates are sought with areas of interest in any experimental biology subfield of chemical ecology or toxicology. Those with experience in sensory biology, neurobiology of behavior, endocrinology, physiology, biochemistry, or immunology are especially encouraged to apply; however, qualified candidates from other fields will also be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program at the University of Texas, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: i) a cover letter with contact information, (ii) a current CV, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a teaching statement, and (v) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applications received prior to December 1 will receive full consideration. For additional information about the Institute and Department, see https://www.utmsi.utexas.edu. We are a vibrant and inclusive community, and we seek candidates who are interested in contributing to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Review of applications will begin January 2023.
The Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (WHCOHH; https://www2.whoi.edu/site/whcohh/) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator to conduct research on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and their toxins, including HAB dynamics, climate interactions, mechanisms of toxicity, and community engagement.
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Posting date: 20 December 2022
Organization Name: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Position Type: Postdoc Position, 12 months (possibly extended for another 12 months)
Department: Algal Resources Collection, Center for Marine Science
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Application Deadline: 01 February 2023
Position Starts: April 2023 (flexible)
The Algal Resources Collection (ARC) hosted at the Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher with expertise in microalgae cultivation to work on an exciting project in collaboration with the Colorado University Boulder aiming at the development of a net-CO2-storing portland limestone cement (PLC) using biogenic limestone (CaCO3) produced by coccolithophores. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the selection of coccolithophore strains as well as designing and conducting experiments for establishing culturing conditions allowing for maximum calcification and high production of high-value organic polymers in large-scale photobioreactors.
- Characterization of coccolithophore strains
- Selection of coccolithophore strains showing maximal calcification
- Design and conduct multifactorial culturing experiments for the optimization of growth conditions of coccolithophore strains
- Collect, prepare, and analyze experimental data
- Write reports and scientific publications to be submitted to high-quality scientific journals
- Assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students as well as instructing part-time personnel and volunteers working on the project
Required qualifications/skills include:
- PhD Degree in Biology or a related field
- At least 1 year of demonstrable experience in algal culturing and/or microbiological techniques
- Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting multifactorial experiments
- Advanced knowledge of statistical techniques and use of R software
- Ability to work independently in an exciting, high-paced environment and possess a strong passion for (and commitment to) interdisciplinary research.
- Experience in coccolithophore culturing and understanding of seawater carbon chemistry although not mandatory is desirable.
Note: The selected candidate must already have permission to work in the U.S. Application materials will not be accepted via email. Applicants should apply at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/27123. Interested candidates can contact Dr. Catharina Alves-de-Souza (email@example.com)
At least one fully-funded graduate student position is available at Dalhousie University’s Centre for Water Resources Studies (http://centreforwaterresourcesstudies.dal.ca/). Dalhousie University is the largest and most productive research enterprise in Atlantic Canada, and the Centre for Water Resources Studies is the region’s leading water resources research group. The selected candidate will also be working with the
The project is quite flexible, and could be expanded or condensed for Master’s or PhD students. Both science and engineering students are encouraged to apply. For more information or to submit your CV’s, please contact Dr. Rob Jamieson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The anticipated start date for this student position would be May 2023.
Project Description: This project will focus on understanding toxin production by benthic cyanobacteria in freshwater environments in Nova Scotia. Graduate students will be working in an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Dalhousie University, the National Research Council and the University of New Brunswick on this emerging water quality issue. This research project is funded through a 5 year NSERC Alliance Grant and students will have an opportunity to interact with a variety of government and non-governmental agencies collaborating on the project. The ideal candidate will have a background or a strong interest in environmental chemistry. The student will be co-supervised by Dr. Dan Beach (National Research Council) and Dr. Rob Jamieson (Dalhousie-CWRS).