University Postdoctoral Fellow 1

Location
Groton, CT
Posted
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: University Postdoctoral Fellow 1
Job ID: 2018121
Location: Avery Point Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Department of the Marine Sciences at UConn, Avery Point is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to develop a gene transformation protocol for dinoflagellates. The candidate will work with Dr. Senjie Lin to test methods of gene delivery, to screen potential selection markers for isolating transformants, and conduct downstream experiments to demonstrate stable transformation and expression of introduced genes. The candidate will participate in related work on dinoflagellate gene regulation. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Marine Microbial Initiative project is designed to establish a functional genetic tool for advancing our understanding on the functions of genes in dinoflagellates in nutrient flux and other biogeochemical processes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of a Ph.D. in biological sciences or biological oceanography; and experience with molecular genetics or genomics.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with gene transformation, genome editing, or functional genomics.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

The postdoctoral position is for one year with the possibility of extension to multiple years contingent on availability of funding. The position offers a competitive salary with generous health benefits.

TO APPLY

Please apply online using UConn Jobs to upload a single PDF document that includes a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, a CV, and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be received by October 15, 2017 for full consideration. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018121)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 31, 2017.

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