Postdoctoral position in climate change and harmful algal bloom research, University of Delaware

Review of applications will start on 30 October 2015!

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware to investigate the effects of climate change (ocean acidification and rising temperature) on the physiological ecology, toxicity and trophic dynamics of harmful blooming algae. The candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of three laboratories of Drs. Mark Warner, Jon Cohen, and Kathy Coyne, who will study algal and grazer physiology and trophic dynamics in the laboratory as part of a recently funded ECOHAB project described here.

The applicant must have a PhD in microalgal ecology and / or physiology and have significant experience in growing and maintaining continuous cultures of phytoplankton as well as methods of ocean acidification research. Experience in handling other protist cultures (e.g. ciliates), as well as familiarity with fatty acid analyses are also desirable but not required. Candidates should have a demonstrated publication record and experience in managing research projects and will also participate in graduate and undergraduate student mentoring.

The position is for 12 months initially, and renewable for an additional 24 months pending satisfactory performance. The candidate will be based within the School of Marine Science and Policy in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment on the marine campus in Lewes Delaware.

Review of applicants will begin on October 30th. Applicants should send as one PDF file: (1) a cover letter with statement of research interests, (2) up to date C.V., (3) reprints of relevant publications, and (4) the contact information of three references willing to write confidential letters of recommendation to mwarner(at) with ‘ecohab postdoc’ in the subject line.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action may be found here.

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