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Postdoctoral Researcher: Microbial Oceanography/Molecular Biogeochemistry – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to investigate coupling between the carbon and iron cycles in marine systems in the context of the heterotrophic bacteria that are the primary drivers of the turnover of organic matter in the oceans. A functional genomics approach will be employed, using model organisms that have been shown to represent a spectrum in terms of their carbon substrate utilization and lifestyle strategies. Research questions will be addressed through a combination of transcriptomic, mutagenic and experimental approaches with model strains. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Katherine Barbeau (SIO/UCSD) and Dr. Christopher Dupont (JCVI La Jolla) and will be expected to conduct independent research, publish papers and present results at scientific meetings.

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in marine microbiology or a closely related field such as molecular biology. Advanced knowledge of bacterial ecology, physiology, high throughout biology and analyses of Illumina transcriptomic data; including hypothesis testing and comparative genomics analyses is highly desirable. Experience in methods for making gene knockouts and building DNA vectors is also a plus. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively are required.

Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is based on UC salary scales. The position includes full benefits.

Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, and names of at least three references to Professor Katherine Barbeau ([email protected]).

Deadline for receipt of application materials is August 31st 2021.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status

Closing date: 31/08/2021
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