The University of Washington invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position to study how climate change stressors (sea-level rise and drought events) impact the greenhouse gas emissions of microbial wetland communities. The project will require experience in working with anaerobic and aerobic cultures and to study the microbial physiology and ecology and their meta-genomic capacities. Therefore, we are looking for candidates with knowledge in culture-based techniques and with familiarity with recent advances in genetic and metabolite analyses.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Analyze datasets generated on the project
Analyze metagenomic data sets
Run a reactor
Anaerobic and aerobic culturing
Measure chemical and biological samples with machines like HPLC, qPCR
Help organize, conduct and participate in training events as needed
Take on organizational responsibilities in the lab
Postdoctoral scholars at UW are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to a collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.
PhD degree in environmental engineering or related field
Computer programming skills
Strong Bioinformatic skillsets
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Well-honed organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines
Ability to work with colleagues in a way that enhances collaboration and team building
Resume or CV
Cover letter briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
Contact information for 3 references that include,
At least one research paper
Diversity Statement: A one-page description of your contributions to and vision for promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form: State law requires that the University of Washington obtain the Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct declaration signed by the candidate. The declaration will require you to disclose any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct, to authorize current and past employers to disclose to the UW any sexual misconduct currently being investigated and/or committed by you, and to release current and past employers from any liability.
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