Postdoctoral Fellow Increasing Clam Production Through Genetic Selection

Fort Pierce, FL Full Time $50,000

Job Details

Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute campus is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow Increasing Clam Production Through Genetic Selection, Fort Pierce, FL. This position is located at FAU's Harbor Branch campus in Fort Pierce, FL.

 

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to conduct research designed to improve clam seed production, through genetic selection (development of lines adapted to changing environment (e.g. thermal tolerant, pH tolerant, etc.), and dietary optimization (e.g. algal strains, mixtures, ratios) to enhance spawning success and seed performance. RNA seq methods will be used to ID potential markers association with production variation seen between developed lines in response to changing environmental parameters. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to present results at scientific conferences, lead and contribute to scientific journal articles, and oversee interns and/or students.  

 

Minimum Qualification

 

PhD from an accredited institution in Aquaculture, Biology, or related field required by the time of application.

 

Experience using standard molecular biology techniques required.

 

Experience working with clams or other bivalves preferred.

 

Must be organized, detailed oriented, have a strong work ethic, good communication skills; and the ability to work as part of a team.

 

Must be able to work in less than ideal environments including outdoors in extreme heat and humidity.

 

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Postdoctoral Fellow Increasing Clam Production Through Genetic Selection) on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

 

Recommendation letters should be submitted directly to Catherine Rossmell (crossmel@fau.edu). The subject of the email should clearly say the name of the candidate and the position.

 

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

 

For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ06467).

 

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

 

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification

 

PhD from an accredited institution in Aquaculture, Biology, or related field required by the time of application.

 

Experience using standard molecular biology techniques required.

 

Experience working with clams or other bivalves preferred.

 

Must be organized, detailed oriented, have a strong work ethic, good communication skills; and the ability to work as part of a team.

 

Must be able to work in less than ideal environments including outdoors in extreme heat and humidity.

Contact Information

Florida Atlantic University



https://www.fau.edu/

Post Date: 7/9/2019 12:01:48 PM
Closing Date: 8/4/2019 12:00:00 AM