Postdoctoral Position - Molecular Ecology/Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB)
An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available beginning in
Winter/Spring, 2002 as part of a collaborative study (between
researchers from the University of Washington, the University of
California, Santa Cruz and San Jose State University) designed to
better understand diatom toxicity. The research conducted at the
University of Washington will focus on identifying genes expressed
when Pseudonitzschia species produce the toxin, domoic acid. The
ultimate goal of this research is to develop molecular probes that
can be used as early warning signals for toxicity in natural
populations of Pseudonitzschia.
We seek candidates with experience in molecular techniques and
microbial (bacterial or phytoplankton) ecology. Candidates must have
a Ph.D. in Oceanography or related field of Biology. The term of the
appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for
an additional 1.5 years. For additional information contact Dr.
Virginia Armbrust (email: armbrust at ocean.washington.edu).
To apply, please send a one-page letter of research experience and
interests, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of four
references (with telephone numbers and email addresses) to Dr. Bruce
Frost, Director, School of Oceanography, Box 357940, University of
Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7940 USA. Priority will be given to
applications received before Jan. 15, 2002.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. It is building a culturally diverse faculty and
strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.