Postdoctoral Research Associate - Shellfish Pathology and Parasitology

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Present Position NumberF0112VRole TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociatePosition TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate - Shellfish Pathology and ParasitologyPosition Summary

The postdoctoral research associate will work in the Shellfish Pathology Laboratory directed by Dr. Ryan Carnegie, on projects related to the regional distribution of important shellfish pathogens and the molecular characterization of the broader parasite fauna associated with shellfish populations. The associate will be fully immersed in the diagnostic activities of the lab and gain experience in the spectrum of methods used for pathogen detection, including their microscopic recognition.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in Marine or Biological Sciences or a related discipline by the time of appointment


  • Research interests and demonstrated experience in aquatic animal pathology, parasitology or protistology
  • A scholarship record commensurate with experience
  • Demonstrated potential to conduct independent research
  • Strong communication skills
Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with microscopic approaches to pathogen and disease detection
  • Experience with molecular methods for pathogen detection and characterization
Department171100 Aquatic Health ScienceLocationVIMS - GloucesterJob Open Date07/28/2020Review Begin Date08/31/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledNoJob CategoryInstructional FacultySpecial Application Instructions

Application materials are due August 31, 2020 for full consideration. Applications received after that due date will be considered if needed.

Application materials for the position should include:
1) a cover letter describing professional education, experience, and suitability for the position
2) a full curriculum vitae
3) a statement on research interests, including a specific statement on how the applicant is interested in and fully committed to diversity and inclusion
4) the names and titles, institutional addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Application materials should be addressed to: Search Committee Chair, Shellfish Pathology Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Background Check Statement

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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    Required DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Research Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Doc




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    Posted: 7/29/2020
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