Postdoctoral Fellowship: Microbial & Molecular Ecology

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR, https://ciglr.seas.umich.edu/) at the University of Michigan is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a Postdoctoral Fellow position. This position will develop and use cutting-edge novel methods in metagenomics and metabarcoding, such as CRISPR Cas9 to investigate uncharacterized prey-predator interactions in the lower food web in the Great Lakes. This research will also investigate the role of prey-predator interactions in the dynamics of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms. The successful candidate will participate in sampling trips in the Great lakes, data collection, data analysis, and writing manuscripts. The postdoc will work closely with a group of scientists at the University of Michigan and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab in Ann Arbor, MI. The postdoc will be expected to maintain a strong record of scholarly publication and presentations at scientific conferences and public meetings.

The application deadline is August 8, 2021.

 

Modeling Data Analyst

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR, https://ciglr.seas.umich.edu/) at the University of Michigan is looking for you to work with the ecological and physical modeling teams at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (NOAA GLERL). Under the direction of the Project Principal Investigators, the Modeling Data Analyst will work with CIGLR and GLERL scientists to 1) develop experimental ecological forecasts linked to the hydrodynamic models of the Great Lakes Operational Forecast System, and 2) evaluate model performance through statistical comparison of modeled and observed water quality, biological, and physical variables. These models simulate and forecast harmful algal blooms, hypoxia, biogeochemical processes, and species interactions, among other ecological and limnological processes within the Great Lakes.

The application deadline is August 21, 2021.

 

Student Fellowships

CIGLR offers two fellowship programs that support student research opportunities, in order to train the next generation of Great Lakes researchers. Click the button to learn more about current and upcoming student fellowship opportunities.