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Assistant Professor of Quantitative Plant Biology

The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University seeks an individual for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month assistant professor position beginning August 15, 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an outstanding, externally funded research program in any area of quantitative plant biology. Individuals with experience in plant biology and statistical analysis are invited to apply. The ideal candidate should have considerable experience in statistical or quantitative analysis of plant processes or interactions. The candidate should have a strong organismal background but could work on a variety of research problems in plant biology with the overarching methodology being a quantitative or statistical approach using R programming. The candidate should be willing to interact with faculty in one or more of the department’s four research focus groups: Plant Cell Wall Biotechnology, Evolutionary Plant Developmental Biology, Phylogenetic Systematics, and Eastern Deciduous Forest Ecology. Primary teaching responsibilities are anticipated to include graduate and undergraduate courses in biostatistics (univariate and multivariate) as well as contributing to core Plant Biology courses. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching undergraduates and developing a vigorous research program that involves undergraduates as well as M.S. and Ph.D. students. The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology (http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/) currently consists of 13 full-time faculty, 30 graduate students, and 75 undergraduate majors. Further information about Ohio University can be found at the University’s Web site: http://www.ohio.edu. Minimum Qualifications: PhD in plant biology, or biology with an emphasis on plants, or a related field, postdoctoral experience, and proficiency with R programming. Preferred: 1-2 years postdoctoral work using quantitative plant biology and evidence of teaching effectiveness. We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is an EEO/AA Employer.

To apply, complete and submit an online application (www.ohiouniversityjobs.com) and attach required documents (CV, cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests/goals, 3 publications representative of your research, contact information for 3 references, and unofficial transcripts for the PhD).

Please direct questions to Dr. Morgan Vis, Department Chair, vis-chia@ohio.edu. Applications will be accepted through October 26, 2014. Interviews tentatively scheduled for January 2015.


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/


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.


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