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Postdoctoral Research Associate
About the Position: This is a two-year, Post-Doctoral position at Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center located in Anacortes, WA. This position is part of a collaborative NSF-funded study to explore how ocean acidification affects phytoplankton physiology and biochemistry and how these changes, in turn, influence copepod reproductive output.
About the College/Department: Shannon Point Marine Center is a center for marine education and research situation in a 78-acre biological preserve 45 miles from the main Western Washington University campus, and is surrounded by remarkably diverse marine habitats. For additional detail regarding Shannon Point Marine Center, see: http://www.wwu.edu/spmc.
Position Responsibilities: The primary role of the post-doctoral research associate will be to explore how ocean acidification affects phytoplankton lipid profiles, and how these changes affect copepod reproduction. You will work within an interdisciplinary team of faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students. Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students is a component of the Postdoctoral Research Associate position.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in biological oceanography, biology, marine chemistry or related field
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience culturing phytoplankton and zooplankton
  • Experience using GC-MS
  • Ocean acidification research experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Shannon Point Marine Center, Anacortes, WA
Salary: $49,000
Bargaining Union: Not applicable
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  Note:  You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize our online application system.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.  You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application.
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Job Posted: 1/2/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins February 15, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130003
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