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[From Diatom-L]

University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences is looking for a PhD student to start in late Summer, 2023. The incoming student will join an NSF-funded project examining marine-terrestrial connections on the Bering Land Bridge/Bering Sea over the past ~30 thousand years. The goals of this interdisciplinary project are to reconstruct the vegetation of interior and coastal sites on the emergent Bering Land Bridge and evaluate the relationship between sea ice extent and aridity during the Pleistocene and Holocene.  The student will kick-start their PhD research with a month-long cruise in the Bering Sea to collect sediment cores in August, 2023. Applicants must be accepted into the UAF graduate program and enroll for Fall semester prior to the start date of the summer research assistantship.

Students interested in paleoclimatology, paleoecology, and/or sedimentology are encouraged to apply. The student will use diatoms and fossil pollen as markers for environmental change and thus it is imperative that the student is comfortable using a microscope for long hours. Prior taxonomic experience is not necessary but would be an advantage.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact Dr. Sarah Fowell or Dr. Beth Caissie for more information. Refer to the UAF graduate website for pre-requisites and details about how to apply for the graduate program: Graduate Programs | Department of Geosciences (uaf.edu)

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination. The successful applicant is required to complete a background check; any offer of employment is contingent on the background check. Applications for employment with UA are subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

PhycoTech Laboratory Technician

[From Algae-L]

Tasks include assisting with the processing of biological samples. Mostly office and laboratory based work, some field work and environmental outreach events.

Professor position in plankton at ISMER – Rimouski, Canada

[From Algae-L]

The Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER) of the
Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) seeks applications for a
tenure-track professor position in biological oceanography with
specialization in plankton ecology. The selected candidate must be
specialized in ecology of the microbial loop, phytoplankton ecology,
zooplankton ecology, or trophic ecology. The areas of expertise sought
are microbiology, lower food webs, particulate matter flow, carbon
export, and environment and climate change. The selected candidate is
expected to develop a unique and original expertise of research, and
collaborate with researchers at ISMER and from other departments within
UQAR. The selected candidate will participate in the MSc, PhD and DESS
(Specialized Graduate Diploma) programs in Oceanography through the
supervision of graduate students and teaching. The working language is

At the time of hiring, the chosen person must have a doctorate in a
relevant discipline (oceanography, marine biology, marine ecology,
microbiology, or related discipline), at least one year of postdoctoral
experience and a solid research record. Application documents must
include a motivation letter, a CV including research and student
training experiences, and the name and contact details of three
referees. Evaluation of applications will begin on May 15, 2023 and will
continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History invites applications for a 30- month Postdoctoral Associate appointment. This appointment is funded by the National Science Foundation and will focus on the evolution of the symbiotic relationship between members of the diatom (Bacillariophyta) order Rhopalodiales and Cyanobacteria. We seek an individual with expertise and interest in the generation, assembly, annotation, and analysis of organellar and nuclear genomes, the evolution of symbiosis, and the congruence (or incongruence) of molecular and morphological data. We seek someone who is an excellent writer, has great communication skills, and is interested in collaborating with an international team of faculty and students. The candidate should also show a strong interest in teaching and mentoring students.

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