The water column below the photic zone constitutes 90% of the ocean’s volume and contains three quarters of its biomass. Bacteria and archaea inhabiting this vast environment mediate many global biogeochemical cycles and control the aphotic end of the ocean’s biological pump, yet remain largely unexplored. The postdoctoral scientist will assume a leading role in the first systematic, lineage-resolved analyses of the coding potential for chemoautotrophy and will contribute to studies of horizontal gene transfer and phage-host interactions in the aphotic ocean. They will be advised by Dr. R. Stepanauskas and will be engaged in an international group of collaborating scientists. The position is offered for a period of three years.
Bigelow Laboratory is an inclusive community of scientists from around the world that welcomes and supports diverse opinions and cultures. The postdoctoral scientists at Bigelow Laboratory have access to professional training programs, opportunities for undergraduate student mentoring and teaching, and generous employment benefits. The Laboratory was established in 1974 and is located on the scenic coast of East Boothbay, Maine, USA, in a modern, LEED-certified research and education campus.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in a relevant field and experience in microbial genomics and bioinformatics. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work harmoniously in a collaborative research environment are crucial.
Applicants should submit the following documents in a single, assembled PDF file to Bigelow Laboratory’s online application portal:
For full consideration, the application should be received by March 14, 2021. Review of applicants will begin immediately thereafter. The search will continue until the position is filled. Individuals seeking more information about this position or needing to request an accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 315-2567, ext. 107.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences strives to maintain an environment that allows our employees to flourish through respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of others. We believe there is power in embracing the full diversity of humanity to advance science and are committed to supporting each other as individuals worthy of respect. Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.