Internal Job Number: P01180UF
The Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
Research Associate (Post Doc) holds a leadership role in a larger research team made up of researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) and the Agriculture Research Service-United States Department of Agriculture (USDA – ARS) involved in cooperative research to improve commercially important traits of farmed Pacific oysters on the US West Coast through the application of quantitative and marker-assisted selection (MAS) methods.
Specific objectives are to participate in the design, execution and data analysis of experiments to: 1) develop resistant stocks to new microvariant strains of oyster herpes virus (OsHV-1 µvar) that pose a threat to the US West Coast oyster industry, 2) develop stocks that are resilient to hypoxic, acidified seawater (OA) in hatcheries and on farms, 3) develop high-yielding stocks as part of Oregon State University's shellfish breeding program, the Molluscan Broodstock Program (MBP). Quantitative analysis of data should include application of mixed animal models e.g. AIREMLF90, ASReml.
The incumbent is expected to engage in innovative research, produce scholarly publications and other products, as well as participate in outreach to the West Coast shellfish industry.
The position is located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Oregon.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):
Requires PhD or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.
PhD in genetics or related discipline
Experience in applying quantitative and molecular genetic techniques to determine responses of populations to environmental effects
Evidence of: scholastic achievements in publications and scientific presentations
self-motivation and able to work independently
effective work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
In accordance with the Department of Commerce Background Investigation policy, the incumbent must successfully obtain the appropriate security clearance within 90 days of the employment start date.
Incumbent will have access to research lab bench space, core genotyping facility, OSU’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing computer cluster, and an office environment and other facilities at the Hatfield Marine Science Center for experimental work and data analysis as well as the preparation of reports, grants, and manuscripts.
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Additional Salary Information: $45,000-$50,000