Faculty Position in Evolutionary Genomics and Molecular Evolution

Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
January 17 2019
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Faculty Position in Evolutionary Genomics and Molecular Evolution

Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution,

Marine Biological Laboratory

The Josephine Bay Paul Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Scientist level in the area of evolutionary and functional genomics. The successful candidate will apply experimental and computational approaches to research areas including but not limited to: microbiome interactions, functional studies of host-associated marine microbial communities, evolutionary and ecological changes in marine systems, or genomic and transcriptomic studies of marine organisms.

The Bay Paul Center and the MBL have strengths in molecular evolution, functional genomics, microbial diversity and ecology, advanced imaging, and marine animal husbandry.  The Center maintains state-of-the-art facilities for high-throughput sequencing and computational analysis.  The MBL, an affiliate of the University of Chicago, has a distinguished history in fundamental biological discovery, now with a renewed focus on marine organisms, microbiomes, and the impact of environmental change on coastal ecosystems.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent advanced degree) in a relevant field. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for establishing a vigorous extramurally supported research program that can complement existing areas of strength across the institution’s research and educational programs.


The MBL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would contribute to the diversity of its research community.  Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Those interested in the position should submit an application, including a CV, short summary of accomplishments and future research interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references to research@mbl.edu.

For full consideration applications should be

submitted by March 1, 2019