Jobs at CIGLR

Federal Job Opening: Phytoplankton / Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Research Ecologist

The phytoplankton/HAB ecologist candidate should have specialized skills phytoplankton ecology and/or harmful algal bloom ecology of fresh-water systems with cross training in molecular biology and will be expected to develop a research program focusing on water quality, harmful algal blooms, and phytoplankton ecology as they pertain to food web dynamics and human health issues in the Great Lakes. The applicant should have demonstrated experience in molecular techniques such as polymerase chain reaction, basic DNA and RNA isolation and quantification (e.g., qPCR/qRT-PCR), cDNA or genomic library construction, gene expression (e.g., DNA microarrays, EST analysis), microsatellite DNA or SNP development and genotyping, and in situ hybridization. Experience with aquatic food webs is also desirable. Excellent communication skills are required to convey complex molecular biology/ecology concepts to researchers and stakeholders of different backgrounds.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Application of Linked Ocean and Ecosystem Models to Lake Erie

A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to join the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR, in the area of biophysical modeling. The position is funded for an initial period of 18 months, with opportunity for extension on the basis of satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

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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.

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