Postdoctoral Research Position in Marine Microbial Ecology, University of Southern Mississippi

Ocean Springs, MS

Organization: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi

Duties: Specifically sought is a Postdoc to investigate the long-term consequences of oil and chemical dispersant exposure on the preservation of 20th century historic steel shipwreck in the deep biosphere.  The individual will design and implement ROV deployable seafloor experiments to monitor microbially induced corrosion.  Individuals with experience with microbiology and biogeochemistry, with specific knowledge and molecular biological techniques (DNA extraction, amplification, sequencing) are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in bioinformatics and statistical analysis is desired for this position as well as experience with analytical chemistry techniques, including hydrocarbon analysis. 

Desired qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in coastal or marine sciences, geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry or similar field. The hire will be encouraged to participate in the planning and execution of oceanographic research onboard USM’s research vessel Point Sur for periods of up to two weeks at sea, and contribute to student mentoring.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are needed, as well as a commitment to developing peer-reviewed manuscripts.

How to apply: Submit a cover letter outlining specific interest and experience in marine science and/or microbial ecology, a curriculum vitae (include recent GRE scores and GPA), and three references to