Position Available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate on Marine Rubiscos

We are seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate to study marine Rubiscos to further understand carbon fixation in the oceans. This position is full time (100% FTE), 12-months/year, with an initial term appointment of one year, renewable for a second year depending on funding and performance. The anticipated start date is Apr, 2019

The successful candidate will undertake research to explore the evolution, adaptation and diversification of Rubisco in the marine environments. There will be a particular focus on gaining an understanding of how Rubisco kinetics constrain the efficiency of algal carbon concentrating mechanisms (CCMs), which will affect how marine CO2 fixation will respond to a changing climate. Measurements of Rubisco kinetics and genetic evolution, and CCM function will be undertaken. Engagement and collaborations with an interdisciplinary community of researchers will be required, as will the writing of research publications and grant applications.

All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The University of Washington, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world’s premiere research universities, offers rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and diverse cultural and social opportunities in a stimulating intellectual environment. The College of the Environment, including its six Schools and Departments and multiple programs, institutes, and centers, connects educators, researchers, students and citizens, cultivating communities who work with and learn from each other while tackling critical environmental challenges. The School of Oceanography is dedicated to generating and disseminating knowledge for the stewardship of natural and managed environments and the sustainable use of their products and services through teaching, research and outreach. Our Seattle location is ideal, with access to a multitude of collaboration opportunities in a vibrant urban location with the allure of the mountains, forests and islands within 45 minutes of campus.

The UW and School of Oceanography promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we are strongly seeking candidates whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see http://advance.washington.edu/).



A PhD or foreign equivalent is required. The successful candidate for this position will have expertise and interests in marine algal and/or bacterial culturing, enzymatic assays, algal physiology and/or genetic evolution. Desirable experience includes membrane inlet mass spectrometry, Rubisco kinetic measurements and/or Phylogenetic Analysis of Maximum Likelihood (PAML).

Applicants should submit a statement of research interests, a CV, a representative example of their scholarly work, as well as the names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to:


Assistant Prof. Jodi Young

School of Oceanography

University of Washington

Box 357940

Seattle, WA 98195-7940

Email: youngjn@uw.edu

Phone: 206-543-0744

Review of applications will begin on Oct 1, 2018