Postdoc in coral genomics (Miami, USA) ~

11 de abril de 2016

Postdoc in coral genomics (Miami, USA)

The Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) seeks a postdoctoral associate specializing of coral genomics to be hired via the University of Miami Rosenstiel School’s Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (CIMAS). The position is for two years, with the potential for continuation based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The position is within the Acidification, Climate, and Coral Reef Ecosystems Team (ACCRETE,, a subunit of the Coral Health and Monitoring Program (CHAMP, This position will be as an employee of the University of Miami and will serve as a research contractor to NOAA/AOML.

The project for this position will entail both field and laboratory experiments aimed to better understand if, and how, Caribbean corals can acclimatize and adapt to thermal stress, ocean acidification, and other stressors,utilizing both traditional and ‘omics based tools to help characterize the mechanisms of this adaptation. This research will complement and leverage ongoing ACCRETE projects and personnel. Experience with small boats and AAUS SCUBA diving certification are desirable, but not required. Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) an exemplary track record of peer-reviewed publications, 2) demonstrated experience with emerging techniques of DNA and RNA Next-Generation-Sequencing Analysis, such as characterization of community metagenomics and transcriptome-wide gene expression; to garner a holistic understanding of the host, symbiont, and microbiome’s role in coral resistance and resilience to climate change and other stressors, and 3) experience maintaining corals or other marine organisms in aquaria and conducting laboratory studies on climate change and ocean acidification impacts.

Apply online at:

A statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for 2
persons who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer; smoke/drug free workplace.

Salary is $50,000 per year for two years.
For further information candidates should contact Dr. Derek Manzello

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