19 junio 2016

Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Virus Genomics and Ecology

The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (www.bigelow.org) is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral research scientist position to develop and employ a standardized high-throughput protocol for culture-independent ‘Single Virus Genomics’. The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Joaquín Martínez Martínez, and is part of a collaborative project with Dr. Manuel Martínez García at the University of Alicante (Spain).

Applicants must have a Ph.D in environmental microbiology/virology, marine sciences, oceanography, or similar field. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating creativity as well as those demonstrating excellent writing and oral communication skills and productivity. The well-suited candidate will have experience with microbiology and molecular biology, with a strong interest and inclination toward experimental laboratory work and methods development. Preferred qualifications include working knowledge in one or more of the following techniques: cultivation of model microbial host–virus systems, use of Flow Cytometry for detection and enumeration of cells and viruses, nucleic acids purification, whole-genome amplification, and sequencing. Good knowledge of bioinformatics analytical tools is a must.

Research will be conducted primarily at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine. The position will be initially a 1.5-year, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance and funding. The position has an expected start date of October 2016 or earlier, but this may be negotiated. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and prior experience.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is a nurturing scientific community with an active postdoctoral program, including a postdoctoral education and ethics training program. Postdoctoral researchers are also encouraged to participate in Laboratory-wide educational and outreach programs. Please see our website for more information.

To apply, please submit the following documents via email to jobs@bigelow.org, referencing PD-2016-3 in the email subject line:

 Cover letter describing candidate’s motivation, skills, and relevant experience.
 Curriculum vitae
 Contact information for three references

Specific questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Joaquín Martínez Martínez,
jmartinez@bigelow.org. For full consideration, the application should be received by July 31, 2016.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and proceed until the position is filled. Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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