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Postdoc Opening - Cryptic Algal Species

I am seeking an innovative Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research on cryptic coralline algae, contributing to our understanding of cryptic speciation and functional ecology ( The Postdoctoral Research Associate will lead seasonal fieldwork in Washington State, with opportunities for additional fieldwork in northern California and northern France.

Key Responsibilities

- field experiments on algal physiology

- field experiments on competitive dynamics

- field sampling and laboratory analysis of seawater chemistry

- species identification using DNA barcoding

- lead data analysis

Minimum Qualifications

- PhD in biology, ecology, or a closely related field

- experience conducting fieldwork

- ability and willingness to spend weeks or months at field sites during spring and summer

- research interests in community and functional ecology and algal physiology

- strong oral and written communication skills

- ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications

- field experience in the rocky intertidal

- experience in plant or algal ecophysiology

- familiarity with molecular laboratory technique

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. This position will remain open until filled. However, priority consideration will be given to applications received before January 15, 2022. Salary will follow NIH guidelines commensurate with experience. This position includes a competitive benefits package.

To apply, please find the posting here:

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