|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.
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
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
Applicants submit their cover letter; curriculum vitae; and name, address, and email of three references as one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org 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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