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.
- Oversee the Central Valley Region’s Cyanobacteria Freshwater Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Monitoring and Response Program (Track and respond to HAB reports including conducting field investigations, sampling, lab coordination, and database entry)
- Participate in applied research and development of FHAB-related decision tools.
- Facilitate and coordinate waterbody specific partnerships to track and respond to HABs and to develop waterbody specific response actions and mitigation strategies.
- Develop written technical reports and factsheets, develop maps using GIS, conduct presentations, develop and manage grants and/or contracts, and participate in the development of statewide plans and policies.
- Conduct outreach and education and support inter and intra-agency coordination.
The Parsons laboratory at Florida Gulf Coast University is seeking a Research Lab Coordinator to participate in studies of harmful algae focused on ciguatera, Florida red tide, and blue-green algae blooms in Florida. The coordinator will oversee lab activities associated with microscopy, culturing, sample extractions, ELISA methodologies and preparation for analytical testing (such as LC-MS/MS). Preference will be given for those candidates with an MS degree and experience in field sampling including diving (AAUS certification) and boating. The general description of the position is posted at:
Review of applicants will begin on December 7 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Mike Parsons for further information at email@example.com.
The Erdner laboratory is seeking a Research Assistant to assist in studies of HAB-forming toxic dinoflagellates. The position is primarily laboratory-based and will include algal culture and molecular biology tasks such as DNA extraction and PCR. Other studies are possible, depending on background. The position is open without preference to B.S. and M.S. degree holders, salary will be commensurate with experience. A theoretical understanding of molecular biology and prior experience with basic techniques is strongly preferred, experience with both is a definite plus. The position is initially offered for one year, with continuation possible based on performance and availability of funding.
The position is posting # R_00011008 at the University of Texas. To apply, please submit a CV/resume and a letter of interest that includes the names and contact information of two references through the UT application portal. Letters of reference are not required when you apply, they will be requested later.
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Public Health, Public Policy, Business Administration, Communication, Environmental Science, or closely related field, AND
- A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations.
- A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Business Administration, Communications, Environmental Science, or a closely related field AND
- A minimum of one (1) years of professional experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations.
- Attention to detail Remain acutely aware of reported data and information details and ability to stay focused despite distractions.
- Communication Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Participate in meetings in an active, cooperative, and courteous manner. Effectively use the media, advanced technologies (especially the Internet), and community networks to communicate information. Share appropriate information internally and externally. Be open to feedback from staff, peers, and supervisors. Skilled in leading, facilitating, and guiding group discussions between varied stakeholder interests. Ability to communicate sensitive health information in a compassionate way.
- Policy Research and Analysis Ability to understand complex policy environments, gather necessary information to assess policies, write clearly about policy options, and translate policies into organizational plans, structures, and programs.
- Agency Representation Ability to effectively represent and support the agency position and carry it forward without personal bias.
- Relationship Building Skilled in building constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual regard.
- Accountability Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight. Exhibits punctuality and regular work attendance.
- Workload Management Skilled in organizing and prioritizing multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time.
- Teamwork Fulfills commitments to other team members. Promotes a friendly climate, good morale, and cooperation among team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Values all team members.
- Confidentiality Demonstrated ability to maintain the confidentiality of protected health information.
- Demonstrated experience and education as a facilitator
- Experience working on Environmental Public Health Issues
- Experience convening and leading diverse stakeholder groups
- Experience communicating professionally across a variety of settings
For the year 2021, Ifremer offers a dozen post-doctoral contracts for a period of 18 months to researchers proposing innovative projects that are consistent with the three main themes below:
- Protect and restore the ocean.
- Sustainably use marine resources to benefit society.
- Create and share ocean data, information & knowledge.
HAB-related reserch may fall under "Sustainably use marine resources to benefit society" and "Protect and restore the seas and oceans" (but not exclusively).
For more information about the themes, see Appendix A and the website: https://wwz.ifremer.fr/en/Research-Technology/Scientific-strategy/Join-Ifremer-for-your-Post-Doc
The gross salary is around 34,200 euros/year, and could be higher if you have post-doctoral experience after your PhD.
The postdoctoral fellowship is only allocated for the candidate's salary. The financial requirements linked to the research proposition must be taken from the Departments/Units/Laboratory budget and for this reason it would be appropriate to contact the potential host laboratory prior to applying for a position. You can find Ifremer laboratories working on HABs at this link: https://www.phycotox.fr/reseau/presentation-generale.html (browse e.g. for PHYC, PELAGOS, LER-XY, MARBEC, LEMAR).
Candidates must not have conducted their PhD or postdoc with Ifremer prior to this opportunity and preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or postdoc conducted outside France.
Deadline for applications 19 January 2021.