The ideal candidate will be able to contribute new ideas to experimental methodologies. Expertise required in molecular microbial ecology and experience in DNA extraction and purification, PCR, qPCR, and use of bioinformatic tools and software such as mothur, R and/or Perl programming. Skilled in independent analysis of microbial community structure using 16S rRNA and metagenomics. Enumeration and characterization of bacteria by plating methods, quantitative real-time PCR, and epifluorescence microscopy. The qualified candidate must be able to carry out these techniques independently. Also required is experience in basic bacteriological techniques such as culturing, isolation, maintenance of lab culture collections, etc. Enumeration of protists and viruses in marine environments is preferred. Experience in flow cytometry and light and electron microscopy is a plus. Applicants should be experienced in conduct of microbial ecology field and laboratory experiments. A vehicle and license to operate a vehicle in the U.S. is mandatory. Laboratory management skills and training of students is required. Send CV and letter of interest to:

Application deadline: ASAP
Start date: ASAP
Location: Tallahassee, FL, USA