We’re hiring!

We have open research positions in several of our labs. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities we have available we encourage you to either contact the PI of the lab whose work you are interested in directly or email jobs@cbiomes.org with a statement of your research interests and a CV.

Current active searches:


Graduate student and Postdoctoral Scientist positions

Location: Dalhousie University, Canada

Drs Zoe Finkel and Andrew Irwin seek several graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to work on a number of projects in their respective labs.

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Postdoctoral Associate in Marine Microbial Ecology
Location: Fuhrman Lab, USC

A postdoctoral position in marine microbial ecology is currently available in Dr. Jed Fuhrman’s research group at USC, ideally to be filled summer 2019. The overall focus of the research, funded by the CBIOMES project of the Simons Foundation, is a better understanding how the interactions between bacteria, archaea, viruses, and protists regulate the distributions and activities of marine planktonic microorganisms. Candidates should have a PhD degree and significant experience (and publications) in microbial ecology, including bioinformatics with ‘omics data, involving mixed natural communities of microorganisms. Experience with aquatic viruses is preferred. The successful candidate will perform experiments manipulating natural communities, using ‘omics data from the experiments to study growth processes and virus infection. Work also involves analysis of new and existing very large sequence datasets (metagenomes, metatranscriptomes, 16S, 18S, other marker genes) from prior lab experiments and oceanographic measurements. Much of the work involves our San Pedro Ocean Time Series (SPOT) and vicinity. There is near-daily access to fresh open-water samples via the USC boat that travels to our well-equipped marine laboratory on Santa Catalina Island. The ideal candidate has strong quantitative skills and broad microbial ecological understanding, with experience handling very large ‘omics datasets. Experience in both laboratory and field-based aquatic research is strongly preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work well in a team, are required. Postdocs are well paid and have a benefits package including health insurance. Applicants should send their CV, a letter of intent describing their motivation, qualifications, skills, and experience relevant to this position, and contact information (including telephone numbers) for three references. Candidates may contact Dr. Fuhrman directly at fuhrman@usc.edu.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, has a park-like campus located in the heart of L.A. It is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles, and committed to equal opportunity and a diverse workplace. The campus is easily accessible by public transportation including light rail.

Computational Postdoctoral Scientist – Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling
Location: Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Dr Joe Vallino is looking for a computational postdoctoral scientist to focus on combining thermodynamics and trait-based biogeochemical models to augment an existing marine ecosystem modeling framework (the “Darwin model”) developed at MIT.

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