Research Scientist (Ph.D.) Algal Aquaculture

Job Description
Algenol is seeking to fill one full-time Research Scientist position in its Algal Aquaculture Group to perform research aimed at understanding and optimizing algal growth, photobiology (dynamics of photosynthesis), nutrient demand, and ethanol production in proprietary photobioreactor systems under the guidance of the Associate Director of Aquaculture.

Responsibilities Include:

Design and conduct sound scientific experimental protocols

Participate directly in bioreactor and experiment setup and execution

Perform in-lab analyses

Provide sound data assessment and result reports

Guide technical personnel within work group

Support general facility and equipment maintenance

Required Qualifications:

Completed Ph.D. or Doctorate in Biology, Botany, Marine Biology, Phycology, Limnology, or comparable discipline

Active research and publication experience

Profound knowledge in algal/cyanobacteria ecology, physiology, and photobiology

Experienced and versed with multifactorial experiment design

Experienced and versed with comprehensive data analysis and synthesis

Comfortable with writing scientific texts, reflected by solid publication record

Familiar and experienced with general lab practices, lab safety rules, and basic scientific equipment for the field

Ability to lift heavy weights and to work extended periods of time outdoors in a hot and humid climate

Ability to work independently but integrate well with small working groups and to cope with a fast pace work environment

Versed with personal computers and Microsoft Office applications

Fluent in written and spoken English

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

Experience with algal/phytoplankton ecology and/or aquaculture

Experience with algal culture techniques

Working experience with flow cytometry, PAM fluorescence, or enzyme assays

Experience with MatLab

Post-doc experience in active research role is beneficial

Experience in project administration and small group leadership is helpful

Application Procedure:

Applicants submit their cover letter; curriculum vitae; and name, address, and email of three references as one PDF document to and reference Job Code (ARS-03) in the subject line. Applicants indicate their time frame of availability in their cover letter.

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2011 until the position is filled. Only applications meeting the outlined qualifications and providing all requested information will be considered.

Generous compensation package includes performance-based bonus and stock award programs, medical, dental, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, and childcare benefits.



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