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Postdoctoral Fellow Increasing Clam Production Through Genetic Selection
Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida
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Date Posted 10/28/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute campus is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow Increasing Clam Production Through Genetic Selection, Fort Pierce, FL. This position is located at FAU's Harbor Branch campus in Fort Pierce, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to conduct research designed to improve clam seed production, through genetic selection (development of lines adapted to changing environment (e.g. thermal tolerant, pH tolerant, etc.), and dietary optimization (e.g. algal strains, mixtures, ratios) to enhance spawning success and seed performance. RNA seq methods will be used to ID potential markers association with production variation seen between developed lines in response to changing environmental parameters. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to present results at scientific conferences, lead and contribute to scientific journal articles, and oversee interns and/or students.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD from an accredited institution in Aquaculture, Biology, or related field required by the time of application. 

Experience using standard molecular biology techniques required. 

Experience working with clams or other bivalves preferred. 

Must be organized, detailed oriented, have a strong work ethic, good communication skills; and the ability to work as part of a team. 

Must be able to work in less than ideal environments including outdoors in extreme heat and humidity.



College or Department:

Harbor Branch - Research


Harbor Branch (HBOI)

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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. 

Recommendation letters should be submitted directly to Catherine Rossmell (crossmel@fau.edu). The subject of the email should clearly say the name of the candidate and the position. 

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. 

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711 

This position is grant funded with an expiration date of funding on May 29, 2021.

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