The laboratory of Dr. Jacqueline Padilla-Gamio at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington is looking for a full-time/100% FTE Research Associate (job code 0148) with expertise in molecular biology, biogeochemistry and ecophysiology of corals. This position will be located on the main campus in Seattle with fieldwork in Hawaii.
The Padilla-Gamio lab focuses on the ecophysiology and reproductive biology of marine organisms in a changing environment. By combining field and laboratory techniques we examine the importance of transgenerational effects in acclimatization and local adaptation and investigate the synergistic effects of multiple stressors on coastal ecosystems.
The research associate will gain training in coral bioenergetics at an ecological, organismal and molecular level. He/she will lead field activities in Hawaii, collect corals and environmental samples through the first year, lead the pulse chase experiments, and perform collections of spawning material. The research associate will perform proteomic sample preparation, mass spectrometry analyses and obtain experience in targeted proteomics.
Essential Qualification: PhD or foreign equivalent in biology, chemistry, genetics, oceanography or relevant field prior to the proposed start date. A valid driver's license.
Desirable Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience with field experiments, aquarium setup and maintenance, laboratory analyses related to coral genetics (transcriptomics, proteomics or epigenetics)
Proficient and comfortable in the ocean with small boats, swimming, and snorkeling is required; SCUBA certification is highly desirable. Can travel to the field location for several months at a time. Be a team-player, able to work with other researchers and students in a collaborative environment. Train and assist graduate and undergraduate students with laboratory analyses.
The UW and School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we are strongly seeking candidates whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
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Interested individuals can learn more about the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences by visiting our website https://fish.uw.edu/, and/or by contacting Dr. Jacqueline Padilla-Gamio, Assistant Professor at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about this position, including potential disability accommodations, please contact Katie Effert at email@example.com or 206-685-6083.
To apply, please submit electronically to Dr. Jacqueline Padilla-Gamio firstname.lastname@example.org the following: (1) A letter of interest detailing your skills and experience that would serve you well in this position. Please tell us why you want the job, and why we want to interview you! (2) A curriculum-vitae which includes a publication list. (3) A statement of scholarly work outlining your short-term and long term career goals. (4) The names and contact information for three references.
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