POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: PLANKTON ECOLOGY

Dr. Morgan L. Vis vis-chia at oak.cats.ohiou.edu
Wed Jan 17 08:09:30 EST 2001


Hello all,
I am posting this position for Dr. Suzanne Strom 
<stroms at cc.wwu.edu>
Please respond to her directly. Cheers, Morgan


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: PLANKTON ECOLOGY 
Shannon Point Marine Center 


POSITION/SALARY 

A 24-month postdoctoral position fully funded by a grant to Dr.
Suzanne Strom from the Biological Oceanography program of the 
National
Science Foundation, entitled "Light-aided digestion of phytoplankton
prey by heterotrophic protist grazers." The position is available
beginning June 1, 2001 (starting date negotiable) at a salary of
$30,000-33,000, depending upon qualifications, plus benefits. 

DEPARTMENT 

The position will be at Western Washington University=92s Shannon Point
Marine Center, located in Anacortes, WA, approximately 45 miles from
the main campus in Bellingham, WA. SPMC supports research and
instruction in the marine sciences and is well-equipped to carry out
most areas of field and laboratory research. A complete description of
its programs, faculty and staff, and facilities is available at
<http://www.wwu.edu/~spmc>http://www.wwu.edu/~spmc 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

The incumbent will assist in a laboratory investigation of light
effects on herbivory by marine planktonic protists. This NSF-funded
project will explore the extent to which photochemical breakdown of
ingested phytoplankton can be utilized by heterotrophic protists to
enhance rates of ingestion and growth. Experimental approaches can
encompass the biochemical level (presence and activity of active
oxygen species, lipid breakdown products in protist food vacuoles),
the population level (role of light quality and quantity in mediating
rates and efficiencies of population growth) and the community level
(effects of light on microzooplankton grazing, prey selectivity in
coastal communities). Interaction with other funded research projects
in the laboratory (chemical defense ecology, coastal Gulf of Alaska
plankton community dynamics) is encouraged. Successful candidate will
conduct independent research, interact with undergraduate and Master=92s
level graduate students, prepare research manuscripts, and make oral
presentations. 

A manuscript containing background data relevant to this project can
be viewed or downlaoded as a pdf file at
<http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~spmc/jobs.htm>http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~spmc/jobs
.htm 


QUALIFICATIONS 

Required: 
A doctorate degree by the position starting date in biological 
oceanography, marine microbiology or related field 

Preferred: 
Experience in isolation and maintenance of microorganisms 
Field or laboratory experience in microplankton ecology 
Demonstrated ability to work in a shared resource environment 
Willingness to work with scientific colleagues and students of a
diverse background; Strong communication skills; experience in
preparing manuscripts 

APPLICATION 

Application materials must include a letter describing experience and
qualifications, a complete resume, transcripts of university
coursework, and names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone
numbers of three references to Postdoctoral Search Committee, Shannon
Point Marine Center, 1900 Shannon Point Road, Anacortes, WA 98221.
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2001 and will
continue until the position is filled. Further information about the
position and the application procedures should be addressed to Dr.
Suzanne Strom at the same address (e-mail: stroms at cc.wwu.edu;
phone:360-650-7400). (The TTY relay number is 1-800-833-6388) 

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to
assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women,
minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans and
disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. For disability
accommodation, call (360) 650-3306 (V) or (360) 650-7606 (TTY).

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Dr. Morgan L. Vis 
Environmental & Plant Biology 
Ohio University=A0 Athens OH=A0 45701 USA 
Phone 740 593-1134 Fax 740 593-1130 
E-mail vis-chia at ohiou.edu 
Internet www.plantbio.ohiou.edu 
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Be sure to check out the algae homepage (lots of algae images) 
at  http://vis-pc.plantbio.ohiou.edu
& the latest Phycological Society of America information 
at http://www.psaalgae.org
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