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Postdoctoral Fellow Microbial Engineering and Marine Bioluminescence
Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida
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Date Posted 06/03/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbial Engineering and Marine Bioluminescence, Fort Pierce, FL.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will study marine bioluminescence and engineer bacterial host strains for the controlled production of bioluminescence. The aim is to develop a bioluminescent system that will be used in marine observation. The Fellow will work closely with the Principal Investigator to ensure that goals are being met. The Fellow is expected to design and perform experiments, collect and analyze data. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment, with close collaboration with members from Ocean Engineering and Optics teams. The initial job appointment is 12 months.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Microbial Genetics, Molecular Microbiology or related field required at time of application. 

Applicable coursework in related field preferred. 

Motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team with co-workers is required. 

Good communication and writing skills are also required. 

Experience with microbiology and strain engineering is preferred. 

Publication records in high impact, peer-reviewed journals is preferred. 

Research experience with bioluminescence is preferred. 

May require ability to work flexible work hours.


$50,000 - $55,000

College or Department:

HBOI Biosynthesis


Harbor Branch (HBOI)

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. 

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents. 

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. 

Confidential letters of recommendation may be emailed to: Catherine Rossmell at crossmel@fau.edu. 

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted. 

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts. 

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student. 

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding. 
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