Postdoctoral position

Laboratory of Jeremiah Hackett
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Available immediately

The successful candidate will use genomic approaches to investigate the ecology, physiology and evolution of saxitoxin producing dinoflagellate algae. We are using next-generation sequencing and gene expression methods to understand harmful algal bloom formation and toxin production and comparative genomics to investigate the origin and evolution of genes involved in the production of toxins and other secondary metabolites. This is a NSF-supported position for 1 year, renewable for an additional year with satisfactory performance. With your application, submit a CV and a statement of interest describing your previous research experience and two (2) letters of reference.

Minimum Qualifications: We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. degree and with demonstrated ability to carry out outstanding research in the fields of genetics, genomics, algal ecology, or related fields. Experience with molecular biology techniques and demonstrated communication skills are essential qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous research experiences with harmful algae, functional genomics, phylogenetics and molecular evolution, and/or bioinformatics are highly desirable.

Direct questions and inquires regarding this position to Jeremiah Hackett ( Review of applications will begin on June 3, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.

Please apply to this posting via the University of Arizona's careers website: