Postdoctoral Scholar working with algae in extreme environments, Department of Geoscience, UNLV

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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 19:30

We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath at UNLV growing algae under a range of conditions.  Responsibilities of the position will include working with a low temperature and pressure chamber to grow different algal and microbial species under a variety of atmospheric pressures and compositions, temperatures, water, nutrient and light levels; presenting work at conferences; and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Desired attributes include significant experience performing laboratory experiments and a strong microbiological background.  The ideal candidate will also have strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Requirements include a PhD at the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will receive mentoring in scientific skills, manuscript and proposal writing, teaching, and other career skills.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information (address, telephone number and e-mail address) of three professional references to  For information about our ongoing research programs please see our website here:

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