Post Doctoral Associate - Biology

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cape Coral, FLORIDA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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The Silveira Lab is searching for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biology to work on a NASA-funded project investigating how bacteriophages modulate the production of geochemical biomarkers by green and purple sulfur bacteria. The biosignatures produced by these bacteria are used as proxies for anoxic ocean conditions in Earth’s geologic past and possibly for the detection of life on other planets. The postdoc will conduct field experiments and bioinformatic analyses in collaboration with organic and inorganic geochemists at the University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and the University of Lausanne.

The ideal candidate will have a microbial ecology and genomics background and experience with metagenomics. Other essential qualifications are a background in statistical methods, a strong work ethic, the ability to work in a multidisciplinary and collaborative group, and a track record of publications. The candidate must also be willing to spend periods of two weeks to two months doing fieldwork in possible exerting conditions. Previous experience with bacteriophage genomics, green and purple bacteria physiology and growth, anaerobic growth cultures, field mesocosms, and geomicrobiology are all desirable but not required. The candidate must have a deep interest in phage biology and microbial community interactions with their geochemical environment.

The Postdoctoral Associate will have opportunities for career growth by collaborating with multiple research groups, attending meetings, and through institutional access to career development platforms at the University of Miami.

This is a one-year position with the possibility for renewal, provided first-year performance is satisfactory, and funds are available.

Please include your CV (including contact information for 3 references) and a cover letter explaining your fit for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written. 

  • Must be detail oriented.

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent in their specialty.

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):

  • No work experience is required.

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