Basic Life Research Scientist

California, United States
27 May 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

A lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Pathology at Stanford University is seeking a talented and motivated Research Scientist at 100% FTE for a 1 year fixed term (possibility for renewal) to lead a new project on symbiosis in algae. The broad focus of our research program is symbioses is in medically- and ecologically-important protists. We are interested in establishing lab-based systems to study diatom communities and symbioses. This will be critical to develop, in parallel with emerging new metagenomics datasets of plankton population in the ocean. One project will be a burgeoning nitrogen-fixing symbiont in a diatom that appears on its way to become a bona-fide organelle. This is an open area in the lab and we are recruiting someone who can work independently and contribute to development of new projects. Useful background/skills include metagenomics, oceanography, and algae culturing. The desired candidate is detail-oriented, independent, and conscientious, with excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate should have sufficient understanding of the field of evolutionary biology and protistology.

A doctoral degree is required. The candidate should also have specific expertise in genome and phylogenetic analysis and a strong background in evolutionary biology or oceanography. The successful candidate must be technically rigorous and possess strong organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are imperative. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and collaboratively and will likely have additional roles in the training of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research mission.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 5574
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: R99
  • Requisition ID: 86682

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