POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN MOLECULAR MICROBIAL ECOLOGY | EMBRC

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN MOLECULAR MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

2015.10.29

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN MOLECULAR MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

**CLOSED** We are looking for a highly motivated and independently working postdoctoral research scientist with interests in molecular microbial ecology

Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Molecular Microbial Ecology

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is an independent research institute and scientific learned society carrying out leading-edge research in fundamental and strategic areas of marine biology.

We are looking for a highly motivated and independently working postdoctoral research scientist with interests in molecular microbial ecology. Applicants should have a PhD and a strong conceptual and practical background in the application of contemporary molecular microbial ecology techniques. The successful candidate will support research recently funded by NERC and will take a lead role in his or her research.

Experience in the following areas will be an advantage:

  • Processing seawater and/or sediment samples for molecular (principally DNA) analysis.
  • Microbial community bioinformatics, including processing amplicon high-throughput sequencing data (e.g. via QIIME) and metagenomes.

A willingness to collaborate and co-supervise postgraduate-level researchers within the group is essential. The role includes regular research cruises off Plymouth and a month-long research cruise off Australia. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory. The post is available for three years. Salary £26,274 to £28,695. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Michael Cunliffe (micnli@mba.ac.uk).

Application process: Applicants for the position should send a CV (including brief description of research interests, background, previous employment and publication list), PDFs of your most important publications (up to three) and contact details for at least two references (letters of recommendation are optional) to hr@mba.ac.uk (marked NERC/ MC).

Application deadline: The deadline for applications is Tuesday 1st December 2015. Interviews will take place Monday 14th December 2015. The successful candidate would be expected to be in post by January/February 2016.

For further details on this vacancy and essential information on how to apply, visit our Job Vacancies page at www.mba.ac.uk/category/vacancies

Nicolas, Pade | MBA

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