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Visiting Lecturer

The Department of Botany at Oklahoma State University is looking for a full-time visiting lecturer for the 2014-15 academic year. This is a non-tenure track, nine-month teaching position. Course assignments may include Introductory Plant Biology, General Biology, General Genetics, and/or Plant Physiology. Plant Biology and Plant Physiology are lab courses that require supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants. Teaching load will be 3 courses totaling ~12 credit hours/semester.

Position requires a Ph.D. in biology or closely related field. Teaching experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a philosophy of teaching, and contact information for four references to: linda.watson10@okstate.edu.

Linda Watson, Head of Botany, 301 Physical Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74074. For more information, call 405-744-6674.


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Aquatic Microbiology

The Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo invites applications from outstanding individuals for a Faculty position in the area of aquatic microbiology. Applicants should possess disciplinary expertise ideally including one or more aspects of microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, community or ecosystem dynamics, or water distribution and treatment systems. This position is intended to support strategic teaching and research objectives of the Department of Biology and the University of Waterloo. The incumbent will have access to internal infrastructure, including an aquatics facility, the Water Institute, and the Environmental Isotopes Laboratory. Waterloo is situated close to field resources such as the Grand River watershed and the Great Lakes.

Candidates are being sought at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track); however, exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. The individual will participate in an interdisciplinary environment of research, teaching, and scholarship in the Department of Biology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as establish an independent, externally funded research program.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply although Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Three more reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo

Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2014 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015. Interested applicants are invited to submit their full curriculum vitae, a concise research and teaching vision statement, and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:

David Rose, Chair,

Attn.: Jennifer Lehman, jdlehman@uwaterloo.ca, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1


Freshwater Algal Taxonomist

EnviroScience, Inc. is looking for a full time Diatom-Algal Taxonomist. This position involves Identification and enumeration of freshwater periphyton and phytoplankton. Analysis of samples will include documentation of specimens, quality assurance/quality control, and the management of data to ensure taxonomic consistency among analysts and laboratories. A completed four year degree in the Biological Sciences or related field is required. Three to five years of experience analyzing algal samples is preferred, as well as a background in freshwater algal taxonomic literature and concepts.

Applicants will be considered based on skills in freshwater algal taxonomy, chlorophyll-a extraction, diatom slide preparation, biomass calculation, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), field sampling, database management, and lab protocol and safety practices

Salary will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications. We encourage minority applicants and are an equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter and CV to humanresources@EnviroScienceInc.com with Diatom-Algal Taxonomist followed by your name in the subject line.

EnviroScience, Inc. is recognized as a leader in environmental consulting, ecological restoration, marine services, and biomonitoring in freshwater systems throughout the USA and Canada. Comprehensive Benefits package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply here: http://www.EnviroScienceInc.com/


Assistant Professor - Genomics

Stony Brook University

As part of a new initiative in Genomics, Stony Brook University invites applications for six tenure-track faculty positions in the broad areas of genomics, sequencing, and informatics.

We are seeking candidates with interest and expertise in using high-throughput sequencing and other modern genomics tools to answer questions related to the ecology and the physiology of living organisms, as well as candidates interested in developing new methods and approaches to generate and analyze genomics data. Positions may be filled in coordinated sets; e.g., the simultaneous hire of faculty with expertise in experimental genomics/sequencing and faculty with expertise in informatics. In addition to colleagues and resources at Stony Brook and its medical school, cluster faculty will have access to the resources of the New York Genome Center (nygenome.org), of which Stony Brook University is a Founding Member. Successful candidates would be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, supervise student research and teach courses related to their field. Academic appointments for cluster faculty will be based on their areas of research and will be in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, as well as in the departments of Ecology and Evolution, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. Further description of each position is available at www.stonybrook.edu/clusterhires.

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in appropriate discipline; demonstrated outstanding research strength; a strong disciplinary background; interest in interdisciplinary research; and strong experimental and/or theoretical skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong publication record in discipline. Graduate and/or undergraduate teaching experience.

Special Notes: These are tenure track positions. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. It is expected that the positions will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however, exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. Application review will begin in January 2014 and will continue until all positions are filled. For full descriptions of the positions and application instructions, visit www.stonybrook.edu/clusterhires.

To view application procedure, full position descriptions, or to apply online, visit www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref. # F-8315-13-11).

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/jdkq88k or https://genomics-hiring.cs.stonybrook.edu/index.pl


Lecturer - Marine Microbial Cell Biology

University of North Carolina Wilmington

The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for a non-tenure track position starting August 2014. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in one or more of the following: high-resolution cellular imaging, molecular biology and/or electrophysiology. Preference will be given to candidates interested in marine phytoplankton and microzooplankton. Duties include teaching within the candidate's area of expertise, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and working collaboratively with students and faculty to facilitate applied learning in marine microbial cell biology and to support the UNCW Microscopy Facility in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology. For more information on the department, please visit http://uncw.edu/bio/.

This is a nine-month, open-ended lecturer position renewable on an annual basis. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline.

To apply, complete the online application process available at http://consensus.uncw.edu using the following information: Vacancy # 14F034; Position # 2549. Application materials, which must include (1) a letter of application including a brief statement of research/teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) copies of (unofficial) graduate transcripts and (4) contact information for three references, must be uploaded separately as MS Word or Adobe PDF documents. Emailed or Faxed applications will not be considered. For further details and questions about the position, contact Dr. Alison Taylor, taylora@uncw.edu or (910) 962-2176. For questions concerning the online application process, contact Tracie Chadwick at chadwickt@uncw.edu, 910-962-3536. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted before February 15th 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Alpine Lakes - Graduate Student Fellowships

UC Riverside

The Department of Environmental Sciences at UC Riverside is seeking graduate students to work on NSF-sponsored investigations of paleolimnology, aquatic ecology and isotope biogeochemistry of Sierra Nevada lakes. This work builds on the more than 30-year record of limnological and watershed research conducted at Emerald Lake in Sequoia National Park (http://ccb.ucr.edu/emeraldlake/index.html). These fellowships (MS and Ph.D) include a monthly stipend, full tuition and fees and funds to conduct research.

Education and experience � An MS or BS degree in aquatic ecology, hydrology, limnology, or similar discipline is required. Experience in aquatic ecology, paleolimnology and stable isotopes desired. Candidates must have the ability to work at remote field sites. Applicants should e-mail, in a single pdf file, to Dr. James Sickman at UC Riverside (jsickman@ucr.edu): i) a cover letter describing their education, research experience and career goals, ii) a CV and iii) list of references including contact information.


Assistant Professor - Ecosystem Level Aquatic Biologist/Ecologist

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for an appointment as full time tenure-track assistant professor with primary teaching responsibility in Ecology and Environmental Science. Other teaching responsibilities include support of department general studies programs and undergraduate major courses including at least one of the following: Introductory Biology I, II, Ecology and Society, and Field Experience. Individuals with research interests in nutrient flow, nutrient dynamics, algal or microbial community/ecosystem processes are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in interacting with a diverse population of students and engagement of undergraduate students in research while pursuing extramural research funding are expected. Please visit our website at http://www.uww.edu/cls/biology.

Ph.D. in a biological science is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate his/her potential to be an outstanding teacher, productive scholar, and active contributor of professional, university and community service. Salary is competitive and negotiable. Starting date is August 20, 2014. Full details are available at http://www.uww.edu/employment/jobs/Ecosystem_Level_Aqua.html.

Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of over 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 master�s degree programs. It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,000 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. Visit our website at http://www.uww.edu/.

A complete application packet consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, statement of research interests, copies of all transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation. Interested persons should apply in writing to Dr. Bruce Eshelman, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190. Telephone: (262) 472-5136. Fax: (262) 472-5633. Email: eshelmab@uww.edu.

Applications received by 12/8/13 are ensured review, position open until filled. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.


Research Scientist - Optimization (PhD) - Algal Physiology

Algenol Biofuels

Algenol is seeking to fill one full-time Research Scientist position in its Algal Physiology Group to perform research aimed at understanding and optimizing algal growth, nutrient demand, and ethanol production under the guidance of the Director of Physiology. A strong background in algal physiology and application in biofuel, environmental, or biotechnology fields is desirable. Experience with inorganic chemistry and biogeochemistry as it relates to nutrient uptake and utilization in cyanobacteria and a strong background in cyanobacterial metabolism and biochemistry is preferred.

Responsibilities Include:
1. Design and conduct sound scientific experimental protocols
2. Participate directly in bioreactor and experiment setup and execution
3. Perform in-lab analyses
4. Provide sound data assessment and result reports
5. Contribute to the development of algal cultivation strategies for enhanced growth and productivity
6. Guide technical personnel within work group
7. Support maintenance of specialized scientific equipment and facilities

Required Qualifications:
1. PhD in Biology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Botany, Marine Biology, Phycology, Limnology, or comparable discipline; post-doctoral experience in a related discipline expected
2. Demonstrated experience with comprehensive data analysis and synthesis
3. Proficient at reporting and presenting scientific results, reflected by solid publication record
4. Experience with Microsoft Office applications
5. Fluent in written and spoken English

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
1. Understanding of the carbonate system in seawater, mass transfer, gas equilibrium, and inorganic carbon uptake by photosynthetic microbes
2. Development and optimization of media recipes for photosynthetic microbes
3. Demonstrated experience with design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of experiments involving multifactorial experimental design (DoE)
4. Operation of lab-scale photobioreactors and algal cultivation systems
5. Experience overseeing technicians and working in a team environment

Application Procedure:
Applicants must submit their cover letter; curriculum vitae; and name, address, and email of three references as one PDF document to jobs@algenol.com and reference Job Code (APRS-01) in the subject line. Applicants should indicate their time frame of availability in their cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Only applications meeting the outlined qualifications and providing all requested information will be considered. Algenol offers a generous compensation package including competitive salary commensurate with experience; performance-based bonus; medical, dental, and life insurance; 401(k) plan; paid vacation time; and childcare benefits. Algenol is an equal opportunity employer.

Career Code:
APRS-01


Research Scientist - Photosynthesis (PhD) - Algal Physiology

Algenol Biofuels

Algenol is seeking to fill one full-time Research Scientist position in its Algal Physiology Group to perform research aimed at understanding and optimizing photosynthetic carbon fixation and ethanol production under the guidance of the Director of Physiology. A strong background in algal photobiology is required, and direct experience with cyanobacteria is highly desirable. Demonstrated knowledge and experience regarding the genetic and biochemical regulation of photosynthetic carbon fixation, cellular adaptation to light levels, and measurement of photosynthesis and respiration rates, photosystem levels and activities, and Calvin Cycle flux is preferred.

Responsibilities Include:
1. Design and conduct sound scientific experimental protocols
2. Participate directly in bioreactor and experiment setup and execution
3. Perform in-lab analyses
4. Provide sound data assessment and result reports
5. Contribute to the development of strain improvement and culture management strategies, based on experimental results
6. Guide technical personnel within work group
7. Support maintenance of specialized scientific equipment and facilities

Required Qualifications:
1. PhD in Biology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Botany, Marine Biology, Phycology, Limnology, or comparable discipline; post-doctoral experience in a related discipline expected
2. Demonstrated experience with comprehensive data analysis and synthesis
3. Proficient at reporting and presenting scientific results, reflected by solid publication record
4. Experience with Microsoft Office applications
5. Fluent in written and spoken English
6. Experience overseeing technicians and working in a team environment

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
1. Knowledge regarding potential approaches to optimize light capture for maximizing carbon fixation rates
2. P-I curve generation and analysis using both oxygen evolution and C-14 fixation measurements
3. Pulse amplitude modulated (PAM) fluorometry measurements with cyanobacteria
4. Interpretation of transcriptomic and metabolomics data related to photosynthesis
5. Leadership and supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to coordinate the efforts of a multi-disciplinary research team

Application Procedure:
Applicants must submit their cover letter; curriculum vitae; and name, address, and email of three references as one PDF document to jobs@algenol.com and reference Job Code (APRS-02) in the subject line. Applicants should indicate their time frame of availability in their cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Only applications meeting the outlined qualifications and providing all requested information will be considered. Algenol offers a generous compensation package including competitive salary commensurate with experience; performance-based bonus; medical, dental, and life insurance; 401(k) plan; paid vacation time; and childcare benefits. Algenol is an equal opportunity employer.

Career Code:
APRS-02


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