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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Microbial Oceanography

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The Center for Microbial Oceanography : Research and Education (C-MORE) supports a broad range of basic research projects centered on the microbial inhabitants of the sea, from genomes to biomes. We currently seek highly motivated and qualified individuals to join our team at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa as postdoctoral fellows in microbial oceanography. This new training opportunity is made possible through a partnership with The Agouron Institute.


The successful applicants will join an interdisciplinary, field-based research program and should have interest for advanced training in one or more of the following areas : (1) marine microbial community metabolism including solar energy capture/transformation, respiration, in situ activity, and growth,
(2) nutrient cycles, especially detailed studies of the microbial nitrogen and phosphorus cycles,
(3) microbial genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics and the analysis of selected functional genes, or (4) design, implementation, and interpretation of whole ecosystem field experiments.


A Ph.D. degree in oceanography, microbiology, ecology, marine biology, or a related discipline, preferably obtained within the past three years ; previous research experience in marine microbial ecology, including research conducted at sea ; excellent letters of recommendation ; and a strong publication record. Appointment will be made for an initial 1-year period through funds provided by the Agouron Institute with possible renewal for up to an additional two years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The successful applicants must be willing and able to work at sea, sometimes under adverse conditions, and in a totally smoke-free workplace. Postdoctoral stipends will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Submit a curriculum vitae, copy of diploma or other proof of Ph.D. degree, statement of research experience and interests, copies of three representative publications, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references. All materials shall be submitted by email as a single electronic file to
Pre-submission inquiries may be addressed to any of the following fellowship program mentors : Matthew Church, Edward DeLong, Grieg Steward or David Karl.
Review of applications will begin on 15 February 2016.
We anticipate that up to four new appointments may be made with an initial start date as soon as 1 April 2016, but no later than 1 July 2016.