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Postdoctoral Scientist - Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling (MBL/MIT) open

A postdoctoral scientist position in Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling is available at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole. This position is part of a large Simons Foundation collaborative project on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES) that involves multiple investigators from seven universities: Mick Follows at MIT leads the CBIOMES project. The MBL component of the project focuses on developing metabolic representations of marine microbial food webs and their associated biogeochemistry. The goal of the MBL team is to leverage information gleaned from genome-scale models to improve understanding and modeling of marine ecosystems. Consequently, we are seeking applicants with expertise or familiarity in either systems biology modeling or marine biogeochemistry modeling, or individuals with interest in exploring this new area of research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with members of the CBIOMES team and have significant flexibility in research direction. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Funding support is available for up to four years, and salary is negotiable.

 

To Apply:

Applications consisting of 1) Cover letter, 2) Research interests, 3) Curriculum vitae and 4) Contact information of 3 references must be submitted on-line at https://mbl.simplehire.com/postings/3843 to be considered for the position.

 

Additional Information:

Information regarding the SC-CBIOMES project can be found here: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/life-sciences/microbial-oceanography/simons-collaboration-on-computational-biogeochemical-modeling-of-marine-ecosystems/

Contact Joe Vallino (jvallino@mbl.edu) for additional information or to discuss possible research directions.

 

Basic qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences, Engineering, Systems Biology or related field is required.

 

Preferred qualifications:

Applicants with experience in computer modeling of marine food webs, biogeochemistry or systems biology are desired, but individuals with computational modeling expertise in other fields are encouraged to apply.

 

MBL:

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery - exploring fundamental biology, understanding biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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posted 2018.09.08