The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is an independent research institute carrying out leading-edge research in fundamental and strategic areas of marine biology. We are looking for a highly motivated and independently working postdoctoral research scientist with interests in microbial ecology and/or molecular ecology. Applicants should have a PhD and a strong conceptual and practical background in the application of contemporary molecular ecology techniques. The successful candidate will undertake research using environmental DNA-based approaches (meta-barcoding and meta-genomics) to explore the structure and function of temperate coastal marine ecosystems. Experience in the following areas will be an advantage: processing seawater and/or sediment samples for molecular (principally DNA) analysis; microbial community bioinformatics, including processing amplicon high-throughput sequencing data (e.g. via QIIME).
The closing date for applications is: 14th April 2017
For more details see the advertisement.