Position Announcements

Assistant/Associate Professor: Marine Environmental Genomics/Particle Dynamics

The Department of Marine Sciences at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (http://marine.unc.edu) invites applications for a tenure track position to be filled as an Assistant/Associate Professor in one of two possible focus areas. Carolina faculty in general and Marine Sciences faculty in particular have a strong tradition of including undergraduate students, in addition to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows into their extramurally funded independent research programs, in addition to providing outreach and service within and outside the University.

Marine Environmental Genomics
The Department seeks exceptional candidates in the developing field of marine environmental genomics with research and teaching interests focused on marine microorganisms (i.e. viruses, archaea, bacteria and protists). The candidate will have research expertise in the implementation and/or development of bioinformatic tools to analyze large sequence libraries and associated environmental data from marine microbial systems through generating their own datasets, analyzing those obtained by other groups within and outside the University, or both. This position will leverage exceptional facilities on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for environmental genomics research that include the High-Throughput Sequencing Facility housed within the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences (http://genomics.unc.edu/), the ITS clusters (http://its.unc.edu/research/) and the UNC Bioinformatics Center (http://bioinformatics.unc.edu/). The candidate may also benefit from being affiliated with the Curriculum of Environment and Ecology and/or the Curriculum of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Particle Dynamics
The Department seeks exceptional candidates with a research and teaching focus on the dynamic interactions between fluids and particles. Candidates are encouraged from the spectrum of fluid-particle dynamic interactions, ranging from Environmental Microfluidics, very small scales where viscosity is dominant, to Sediment Dynamics, sediment transport in high-energy coastal environments. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: plankton interaction with shear and turbulence, chemotaxis, particle sedimentation in stratified fluids, links between microscopic environment and large scale fluxes, how physical processes (associated with river flow, waves, tides, and currents) move sediment, transform the coast, and deposit sediment in the marine environment. Especially encouraged are candidates interested in crosscutting collaborations with research on nutrient cycling, geochemical fluxes, sedimentology, and microbiology in riverine, estuarine, coastal and open ocean environments. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program built on collaborations with current and future faculty members within the department and the Institute of Marine Sciences, as well as with research groups in Applied Mathematics, Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Microfluidics in the Physics and Astronomy Department. The candidate will have full access to two outstanding campus-based facilities, the Marine Sciences/Applied Mathematics joint Fluids Lab (http://fluidslab.web.unc.edu/) and the supercomputing cluster (http://its.unc.edu/research/).

To apply for the position, please follow this link: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/35661.  Applicants must submit a cover letter with the names of at least 4 references, a Curriculum Vitae and research and teaching statements; the position will remain open until filled with application review beginning January 15, 2014. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.