[ES_JOBS_NET] Post doc sea ice physics and microbiology UW Applied Physics Laboratory

Bonnie Light bonnie at apl.washington.edu
Sun Jan 12 16:56:19 MST 2014

The Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of
Washington is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to study
microbial and physical characteristics of melting Arctic sea ice and to
explore the influence of biogenic particles such as ice algae, bacteria and
polymer gels on the melting behavior of the ice.

The successful applicant will contribute to a NSF sponsored project
assessing the habitability and physical structure of melting Arctic sea
ice. This is an interdisciplinary project that focuses on the interplay
between ice microbiology, polymers and ice physics. Responsibilities of the
position include design and execution of laboratory and field experiments,
collection of data in the lab and field, data analysis and synthesis,
manuscript preparation, and presentation of results at national meetings.
The position is based in Seattle, but significant travel to field sites at
Barrow, Alaska and to a collaborating laboratory in Switzerland will be
required. Laboratory work will be conducted in a walk-in freezer laboratory
at the University of Washington as well as in a conventional wet lab. The
position will be supervised by lead-PI Dr. Karen Junge, with Co-PIs Bonnie
Light, and Monica Orellana as co-advisors (http://psc.apl.washington.edu/).

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in biological oceanography,
microbiology, marine microbial ecology, and or geophysics, or related
discipline, preferably with prior field experience, and excellent skills in
scientific deduction, and strong proclivities for working independently.
Demonstrated laboratory and/or field-applied skills in microbial ecology
and molecular biology (including metagenomics and/or transcriptomics),
scientific methodologies, including up-to-date knowledge of microscopy,
optical imaging and imaging analysis techniques in biological and/or
physical systems are strongly recommended. The ideal candidate has some
experience of ice physics and has previously worked in an interdisciplinary
context. Experience with marine bacteria and/or extremophiles (especially
psychrophiles) and/or microalgae and polymers, will be considered
positively. Demonstrated communication skills, oral and written are

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer.  The position is full time and offers salary commensurate with
experience and excellent benefits. Initial appointment will be for 12
months starting during or soon after September 2014 with a second year
contingent on satisfactory progress.

Screening of applicants will begin 1 March 2014 and continue until a
suitable candidate is identified.

Applicants are asked to submit:

(1) a letter of introduction (3 page max. that addresses qualifications
described above)
(2) CV
(3) list of publications
(4) the names and addresses of three references

Applicants should submit these materials (preferably via e-mail) to:

Dr. Bonnie Light
Principal Physicist
Applied Physics Laboratory – University of Washington
bonnie at apl.washington.edu
see http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/nn0376/
Dr. Bonnie Light
Polar Science Center
Applied Physics Laboratory
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA
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