Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate | University of Southern California (USC) - Military Veterans

at HERC - Southern California

Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the ??Trojan Family,?? which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university a great place to work.   The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate in the Marine and Environmental Biology Department. The largest and oldest of the USC schools, USC Dornsife functions as the academic core of the university, offering courses and advancing knowledge across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Research funded by the Simons Foundation (CBIOMES project) in the Jed Fuhrman Lab, aims to better understand how the interactions between bacteria, archaea, viruses, and protists regulate the distributions and activities of marine planktonic microorganisms globally ?? though the interactions are all local. A central part of the work will be collaborations with global ocean modelers on model development and improvement. Responsibilities: Analyze new and existing very large sequence datasets (metagenomes, metatranscriptomes, 16S, 18S) from prior lab experiments and oceanographic measurement. Run experiments manipulating natural marine communities, using ??omics data from the experiments to study growth processes and microbial interactions. Preferred Qualifications: PhD degree and significant experience (and publications) in microbial ecology, including bioinformatics with ??omics data, and specifically involving mixed natural communities of microorganisms. Strong quantitative skills and broad microbial ecological and oceanographic understanding, with experience handling very large ??omics datasets. Experience in both laboratory and field based aquatic research. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work well in a team. Salary range: The annual base salary range for this position is $64,480.00 - $68,799.96 . When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate??s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Required Documents and Additional Information: Applicants should send their CV, a letter of intent describing their motivation, qualifications, skills, and experience relevant to this position, and contact information (including email addresses and ideally also telephone numbers) for three references . Please do not submit your application without these documents. Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested. USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events. The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity. Fixed-term Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate position in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Marine & Environmental Biology

Los Angeles, California

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