Position Announcements

Postdoc in Microbial Ecology - Thaumarchaeota








Postdoctoral
Position Available



I have an opening for a Postdoctoral
Research Scientist in my laboratory at the University of Georgia, Athens GA,
USA.  The position is available
immediately and will remain open until filled. 



The research focuses on the seasonal
dynamics of ammonia oxidizing Archaea/Thaumarchaeota in Georgia coastal waters
and will involve field work on Sapelo Island, Georgia, as well as on a series
of short (1 week) cruises in coastal waters off Georgia. The successful candidate
is expected to play a major role in accomplishing the goals of the funded
research with the freedom to conduct independent research related to the project. 



The successful candidate is expected to have been
awarded a Ph.D degree in oceanography, marine sciences, microbiology, microbial
ecology or a related field and to have submitted that work for publication
prior to joining the research team.  Demonstrated competence in molecular biological
techniques relevant to marine microbial ecology, such as quantitative PCR,
sequence analysis, metatranscriptomics, metagenomics, or the culture of
fastidious marine prokaryotes, is desirable.  Potential applicants are
directed to: http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/; and Hollibaugh et al.  2013. Seasonal variation in the
metratranscriptomes of a Thaumarchaeota population from SE USA coastal waters,  ISME J (17 October 2013) |
doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.171; for background information on the project.



 



Applicants
should send their Curriculum Vitae and contact information for
two references to Dr.
James Hollibaugh, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens
GA  30602-3636 or (preferably) by email
to
aquadoc@uga.edu.  Please direct
requests for additional information to aquadoc@uga.edu.