Postdoctoral position in Marine Ecology

 

Research Assistant in Marine Ecology

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2013


The Hughes and Kimbro labs at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center invite applications for a Postdoctoral position in marine ecology. The successful applicant will be given freedom to develop their own research questions in collaboration with the PIs and other lab members, so interested applicants are first encouraged to familiarize themselves with our research.  A Ph.D. in ecology or a closely related field is required. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD. Ideal candidates will have broad field ecology experience in marine systems. In addition, previous experience with standard molecular genetic protocols involving DNA extraction, PCR amplification, and the ability to utilize the core sequencing facilities are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent demonstrated writing, presentation, and statistical analysis skills, and have experience conducting large field projects.  


The position is for TWO YEARS and can begin as early as 1 MAY 2013 and no later than 1 AUGUST 2013.  It has an annual starting salary of $45,000 plus benefits.


ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter with contact information for 3 referees, (2) CV, (3) a short (1‐2 page) description of proposed research, and (4) copies of two publications, all in PDF format to: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/23805. We require 3 letters of recommendation. The referees you list in the cover letter will receive information instructing them how to submit letters.   For full consideration, applications should be submitted by APRIL 15, 2013. Email questions to Randall.

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2013


The labs of Dr. Randall Hughes and Dr. David Kimbro at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center invite applications for full-time research technician in marine ecology. This job will occasionally involve working long hours under inclement weather conditions; a good attitude and willingness to work hard are a must. The successful candidate will manage research projects focusing on the factors influencing the biodiversity and performance of marine systems, as well as the response of these systems to anthropogenic change.  He/she will be required to collect, organize and analyze environmental and biological data in coastal habitats including seagrasses, salt marshes, and oyster reefs.  The applicant will also conduct laboratory experiments on marine invertebrates and plants.  Travel to remote field sites will be expected several times per year, as well as regular field work at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, where the position will be located. 


A BS in ecology or a related field (Biology, Geography, Environmental Science) is required, plus a minimum of six months work-related experience.  The applicant must be able to work independently, multi-task, highly organized, and willing and able to travel nationally to work in what can be physically harsh field conditions.  Familiarity with molecular techniques (DNA extraction, amplification, sequencing) is greatly preferred.  Some documented familiarity with working in marine environments is required.


The position is for one year and can begin as early as 1 MAY 2013 and no later than 1 AUGUST 2013. 


ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter with contact information for 3 referees, (2) CV, and (3) a short (1 page) description of research experience all in PDF format to: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/23818. The referees listed in the cover letter will receive information instructing them how to submit letters. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by APRIL 15, 2013. Email questions to Randall.