Subject: Postdoc Position Available at Oregon State University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Position 005-568
TITLE: Research Associate (Postdoctoral). A full time, fixed-term appointment subject to annual renewal at the discretion of the principal investigator.
SALARY: $ 42,000
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, applications must be received by 31 May 2006.
The successful applicant will work with satellite ocean color and physical data to determine environmental conditions conducive to the development and persistence of harmful algal blooms
(HABs, specifically Pseudonitzschia spp) off the coast of Oregon . The project will also involve participation in short (max 14 day, but mostly single day) cruises and subsequent processing of in situ data describing toxin concentrations and environmental conditions. The postdoc will disseminate the project results via departmental seminars, national meetings and peer-reviewed publications.
Applicants should hold a PhD in biological oceanography or a related discipline, preferably with a background in satellite data processing. Experience with Matlab or similar programming languages is highly desirable. Good organizational skills and a proven ability to manage large and diverse data sets are essential. Candidates should ideally also have sea-going experience and a basic knowledge of oceanographic field techniques. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is preferred.
Send a statement of interest referencing position 005-568, resumé, and names, addresses (including electronic addresses) and telephone numbers of three references, by regular or electronic mail, to:
Pete Strutton ( email@example.com )
College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
104 COAS Admin Bldg
Corvallis OR 97331-5503
For full consideration, applications must be received by 31 May 2006. Questions about the position may be directed to Pete Strutton by telephone (541-737-2065), fax (541-737-2064), or by e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
OSU AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY
OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend , a major marine science center in Newport , and a range of programs and facilities in Portland . OSU is Oregon 's largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state's university system.
OSU is located in Corvallis , a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene . Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100 mile drive of Corvallis . Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950 international students.
The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.
For more information about the College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences, OSU, Corvallis , and the environment, please consult our web site http://www.coas.oregonstate.edu
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND HAS A POLICY OF BEING RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF DUAL-CAREER COUPLES.
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