Summary Description: The Dyhrman Microbial Oceanography Group at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks one or more Postdoctoral Research Scientists to join the laboratory for research broadly focused on marine microbiology. Possible research focus areas include but are not limited to 1) Characterizing the mechanistic underpinnings of resource metabolism in cyanobacteria and eukaryotic phytoplankton and using that information to define the role of these organisms play in shaping ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical consequences in marine systems; 2) Identifying the role of cell-cell interactions and microbial consortia on phytoplankton physiological ecology; and 3) Tracking drivers of bloom dynamics in harmful phytoplankton species. Tools and approaches for this work include molecular, physiological and chemical measurements, with an emphasis on next-generation sequencing technology and analyses. The position may necessitate time at sea on research cruises and will additionally entail laboratory experiments, and data analysis (including bioinformatics tools). Group members enjoy professional development opportunities, including travel to meetings and workshops, mentorship and diversity training, and grant writing. The lab is located near the NYC metro area, offering many opportunities for interactions within Columbia University departments, and other area Universities.
Minimum Qualifications: A PhD is required in microbiology, biological oceanography or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with microbiology, and/or biological oceanography, and computational biology/bioinformatics preferred. Familiarity with the analysis of high throughput sequencing data including strong programming skills (e.g., R, Python, etc.) is preferred. Excellent command (verbal and written) of the English language, strong interpersonal skills, and eagerness to join a vibrant team of scientists using cutting-edge approaches to understand marine microbial oceanography desired.
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