The University of Connecticut is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at our Stamford campus.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will be responsible for carrying out the majority of the tasks dealing with cultivation and isolation of strains of Saccharina latissima (sugar kelp) manual techniques. The postdoc will also collaborate with other participants in the project for collecting the kelp material, processing the material for DNA and population genetic analyses. The successful candidate will also run physiological experiments on the different strains and will be involved in the monitoring, harvesting and phenotyping of kelp strains at two field sites in New England and be involved in studies involving ecosystem services provided by kelp aquaculture. The postdoc will collect the data, run the statistical analyses, maintain the kelp cultures in the laboratory with other principals in the Seaweed Marine Biotechnology Laboratory at UConn-Stamford, and will work with the PI and other post-doctoral scholar for all reports.
An earned Ph.D. in Botany, Marine Science, Biology, or a closely related field. Expertise in marine phycology with experience or interest in the cultivation and ecophysiology of macroalgae.
Proven scientific writing ability and communication skill.
The preferred start date is October 2019 (negotiable). The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidates' background and experience.
Please apply online via UConn Jobs (https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/), Staff Positions, Search #2020134. The following documents should be included in a single PDF file uploaded to the UConn Jobs application: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three professional references. Informal inquiries about the position are welcome - please to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Applications received by October 15, 2019 will be guaranteed full consideration; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020134)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 15, 2019.
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Internal Number: 2020134-2276_1570739724
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