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Two postdoctoral positions at Smith College

The Katz lab is recruiting two full-time postdoctoral research fellows to work on testate amoebae and ciliates.

The first position combines microscopy and molecular tools to explore the diversity of testate amoebae in New England bogs and fens. The aims of this project include characterizing the diversity of testate amoebae morphospecies and communities in low pH bogs and fens, and collecting transcriptomic data from testate amoebae.  The ideal candidate will: be a productive researcher with interests in biodiversity and phylogenomics of microorganisms; have experience identifying and isolating diverse amoebae; and have knowledge of bioinformatic and/or phylogenetic tools. Excellence in communication and an interest in collaborating with graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory are essential. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field required by time of appointment.

The second position focuses on using single cell ‘omics’ to characterize genomes of ciliates isolated from various freshwater and marine habitats. The goals of the project are to assess intraspecific variation in both somatic macronuclei and germline micronuclei from diverse ciliates.  The ideal candidate will: be a productive researcher with interests in phylogenomics of microorganisms, including analyzing complex genomic data; have experience identifying and isolating diverse ciliates; have knowledge of bioinformatic tools, and ideally have familiarity with python or a comparable computer language. Excellence in communication and an interest in collaborating with graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory are essential. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field required by time of appointment.

In both cases, the position will begin on or after July 2017, and the initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extending for additional years.  Applications must be submitted through interfolio to be considered (http://apply.interfolio.com/41040 ,http://apply.interfolio.com/41036), though potential applicants can contact Laura with any questions.  Please submit applications through interfolio with a letter of application, C.V., a statement of research interests, three representative publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2017.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for the College. Smith is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). The college values and is committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.
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