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Postdoctoral Scholar - Baums lab
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 04/17/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Baums Lab with the Department of Biology at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus (University Park, PA). This is a 12-month appointment with potential to be extended for two additional years depending on performance.

 

The Baums lab in the Department of Biology at Penn State (www.baumslab.org ) is looking for an experienced Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct NOAA-funded experiments on heat stress responses of Caribbean shallow-water corals in collaboration with the Barshis lab at Old Dominion University (https://ww2.odu.edu/~dbarshis/Home.html ) and the Voolstra lab at the University of Konstanz (https://www.biologie.uni-konstanz.de/voolstra/ ).

Responsibilities include organizing and conducting standardize heat stress experiments and molecular diagnostics (RNASeq, metabarcording) on field-collected corals in Florida and the US Virgin Islands with little supervision, requiring extensive field work.

 

Experience with aquarium experiments on corals and AAUS SCUBA certification is desirable. The successful candidate will be proficient in using molecular and bioinformatic tools to analyze gene expression, genomic and/or metagenomic data. A Ph.D. in marine biology or molecular ecology or related fields is needed. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential as well as demonstrated ability to work in a team. Disposition to work in laboratory and field conditions.

Candidate must be able to begin work on May 1, 2021.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Baums Lab with the Department of Biology at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus (University Park, PA). This is a 12-month appointment with potential to be extended for two additional years depending on performance.

 

The Baums lab in the Department of Biology at Penn State (www.baumslab.org ) is looking for an experienced Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct NOAA-funded experiments on heat stress responses of Caribbean shallow-water corals in collaboration with the Barshis lab at Old Dominion University (https://ww2.odu.edu/~dbarshis/Home.html ) and the Voolstra lab at the University of Konstanz (https://www.biologie.uni-konstanz.de/voolstra/ ).

Responsibilities include organizing and conducting standardize heat stress experiments and molecular diagnostics (RNASeq, metabarcording) on field-collected corals in Florida and the US Virgin Islands with little supervision, requiring extensive field work.

 

Experience with aquarium experiments on corals and AAUS SCUBA certification is desirable. The successful candidate will be proficient in using molecular and bioinformatic tools to analyze gene expression, genomic and/or metagenomic data. A Ph.D. in marine biology or molecular ecology or related fields is needed. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential as well as demonstrated ability to work in a team. Disposition to work in laboratory and field conditions.

Candidate must be able to begin work on May 1, 2021.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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