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  • sophiemccoy

Postdoc Opening - Bioinformatics

I am seeking an innovative Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct field, laboratory, and bioinformatics research on cyanobacterial and diatom associated microbial blooms. The McCoy Laboratory in the Department of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill studies functional and community ecology. We focus on the roles of environmental microbiology and species interactions in climate change ecology in marine and aquatic systems. While this position has a flexible start date, preference may be given to applicants with earlier availability. The position will remain open until filled. Initial application review will begin on July 1, 2023.

Key Responsibilities

- lead bioinformatic and statistical analyses of algal and microbial datasets

- conduct marine fieldwork

- collaborate on field and laboratory experiments on algal physiology and biogeochemistry

- lead written publications and oral presentations of research results

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

- Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, or a related field

- bioinformatics experience with large metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets, including bacterial and viral sequences

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

- ability and willingness to spend weeks at field sites seasonally

- valid US driver’s license

- strong oral and written communication skills

- ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

- experience conducting fieldwork

- laboratory and field experience in microbiology

- advanced working knowledge of algal ecology, community ecology, and environmental microbiology in marine and aquatic settings

Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter including research interests and relevant experience, a representative publication or manuscript, and list of contact information for 3 references to the application portal. Applications received by email cannot be reviewed. Salary will follow NIH guidelines commensurate with experience. This position includes a competitive benefits package. This posting is for a 12-month position that may be renewed for up to 3 years.

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