A research team that includes faculty members within the Marine Sciences Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Marchetti and Septer Labs) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our group. The post-doc will be expected to work as part of a team on an NSF-funded project investigating the role and importance of proteorhodopsin in diatoms from polar and temperate regions. The project will combine molecular, biochemical and physiological measurements in laboratory cultures and natural diatom communities. A Ph.D. in marine sciences, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or a related field is preferred. Desired skills include proficiency in the following techniques: cloning into expression vectors, protein expression and purification, protein biochemistry (protein gels/western blots), fluorescence microscopy (specifically immunofluorescence) and/or the ability to analyze large sequence datasets such as those for transcriptomics. Funding for a post-doctoral fellow is available for two years with the option of renewal, pending funding availability.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests, and the names/contact information (including email addresses) of three references via the following link: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/152470. Questions may be directed to Dr. Adrian Marchetti (email@example.com)