RSMAS - Senior Research Associate II - CIMAS

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-06
Req: R100032458
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The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami invites applications for a Senior Research Associate II specializing in coral reef transcriptomics to work closely with scientists at RSMAS and NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory’s Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystem Division (AOML/OCED). The position is for two years, with the potential for continuation based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The position is within the Acidification, Climate, and Coral Reef Ecosystems Team (ACCRETE,, a subunit of the Coral Health and Monitoring Program (CHAMP,

An incumbent with experience in coral transcriptomics is needed to study corals from the Port of Miami, as well as samples collected from a naturally acidified CO2 vent site. The project for this position will entail both field and laboratory investigation aimed at better understanding if, and how, Caribbean corals can acclimatize and adapt to thermal stress, ocean acidification, and other stressors, utilizing both traditional and ‘omics based tools to help characterize the mechanisms of this adaptation.

Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) an exemplary track record of peer-reviewed publications, 2) demonstrated experience with emerging techniques of DNA and RNA Next-Generation-Sequencing Analysis, and 3) experience working with corals and reef-associated organisms.

Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in marine science or a related field from an accredited university and at least 1 year of relevant work related experience.

Apply online at Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest, and the contact information for two people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

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Posted: 6/27/2019
Application Due: 8/22/2019
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