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Research Scientist in Marine Genetics and Genomics

Date Posted: 7 Jun 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Washington JISAO
Location: Seattle, Washington
Closing date: This position is open until filled.

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington is seeking a research scientist in molecular genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics of marine fishes and invertebrates for new G3 (Genetics and Genomics Group) Lab at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL).The successful candidate will help run the new Molecular Genetics and Genomics Lab, write papers, apply for grants, help supervise personnel for marine projects along the Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and the Arctic.

The salary for this permanent position is $55,000+/year, depending on qualifications and experience, and the position includes excellent benefits.

Qualifications:

  • The position requires a Ph.D. and a first authored publications must be in hand.
  • Postdoctoral experience preferred.
  • Grant experience and excellent publication record preferred.
  • Field sampling and research cruise experience preferred.
  • Statistical analysis experience required. Bioinformatics experience preferred (R, QIIME, PERL, Python, etc.).
  • Next Generation Sequencing experience required. 

To Apply:

Apply online at uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=144793&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology and Evolution

Date Posted: 3 Apr 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Murray State University
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Closing date: not provided

The Watershed Studies Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University is seeking a postdoctoral associate. The successful applicant will conduct research on life history evolution and population/community ecology, help mentor graduate and undergraduate research students, and teach one biology course per semester. Research will focus on the impacts of size structure and climate on polyphenism and resulting trophic cascades, using mesocosm experiments and analysis of long-term data sets.

This is a two-year position starting August 1, 2017. The salary is $47,500/year with benefits.

Murray is a highly-rated, vibrant public university with significant infrastructure and personnel dedicated to ecological research, including the Hancock Biological Station.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. required and experience with experimental design is preferred.  

To Apply:

Email a letter of interest detailing research goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, several representative reprints, and email addresses of three references to Dr. Howard Whiteman (hwhiteman [at] murraystate [dot] edu).

The review of applications begins immediately, but new applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences

Date Posted: 13 Feb 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Arkansas State University
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Closing date: Review of applications will begin March 12, 2017

The Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in herpetology at the Assistant Professor level, commencing August 16, 2017.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service of the department which currently has 500 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. The successful candidate will develop an independent and externally funded research program involving herpetological conservation and physiology or immunology, with experience/interest in managing herpetological collections.

Qualifications:

  • Skilled at teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level in areas of herpetology, histology, and immunology is a plus.
  • Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required
  • Post-doctoral research is preferred.

To Apply:

Candidates should include with their application a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) of three references. To apply visit the Arkansas State employment website (and search for Position F00092).

Review of applications will begin March 12, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Requests for further information should be directed to Dr. Tanja McKay, Search Committee Chair, at tmckay [at] astate [dot] edu.

Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any of its practices, policies or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates or financial aid.

Assistant Professor in Aquatic Ecology

Date Posted: 20 Dec 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Louisiana Tech University
Location: Ruston, Louisiana
Closing date: Review of applications begins January 20, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.

The School of Biological Sciences at Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences position, in the area of Aquatic Ecology. We seek a broadly trained collaborative applicant who is committed to both teaching and research, and to mentoring our students. We are particularly interested in applicants who are able to teach introductory courses in environmental science and courses in the applicant’s area of expertise, in support of our degree programs in Biology and in Environmental Science. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students.

Position is available to begin September 1, 2017.

Louisiana Tech University  is a comprehensive selective-admissions public university that is recognized by US News and World report as a Tier One National University. We are located in Ruston, a college town of about 22,000 residents in North Louisiana. Our School of Biological Sciences is a dynamic, collegial unit with 21 faculty and approximately 630 undergraduate and 50 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students.

Qualifications:

This position requires an earned Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in biology or a related relevant field. Prior teaching experience is a plus. 

To Apply:

To apply, email application letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interests/plans and teaching interests/philosophy, and names and contact information, including email addresses, for three references to Dr. Bill Campbell, Chair of Search Committee (campbell [at] latech [dot] edu). Review of applications begins January 20, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.

Louisiana Tech University is a member of the University System, AA/EOE. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Wildlife Field Biologist

Date Posted: 7 Oct 2016 (Show details)

Institution: H. T. Harvey & Associates
Location: Los Gatos, California
Closing date: not provided

H. T. Harvey & Associates has an opening in our Los Gatos office for a Wildlife Field Biologist to begin work in January 2017. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting surveys for nesting birds and performing construction monitoring for special-status species, including the California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander, on a variety of projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and sometimes to work alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Solid field experience
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • Experience with California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog required, experience with the burrowing owl a plus.

Candidates with a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19055072 using one .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only one attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into one file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs more than 95 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. 

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K plan with a generous matching program.

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