Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Microbial Hydrocarbon Cycling (ECOGIG)

job_picThe Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral research scientist position to lead independent research in the laboratory of Dr. Beth Orcutt related to microbial hydrocarbon (methane and oil) cycling in deep-sea and Arctic environments.

Dr. Orcutt is an ECOGIG principal investigator. This work would involve geomicrobiological investigations of deep-sea methane and oil seeps as well as Arctic permafrost lakes. Highly successful candidates would have experience with environmental science and/or microbiology or biogeochemistry, with working knowledge of molecular biology techniques (such as DNA extraction, amplification, and sequencing or bioinformatics), microscopy, or stable isotope techniques considered as highly desirable.

Applicants must have at least a Ph.D in marine sciences, oceanography, environmental microbiology or similar field with a proven publication record. Research will be conducted primarily at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine, but opportunities may be available for fieldwork. The position is offered for two years.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has an active postdoctoral education program, including a postdoctoral education and ethics training program.

Applications must be received no later than December 15, 2015.

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