September 22, 2014

Field and lab marine ecology research assistant (Alaska, USA)


The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC; www.pwssc.org), a non-profit research and education institution located in Cordova, Alaska, is accepting applications for a Biological Technician or Research Assistant. The successful candidate will assist with both field and laboratory studies of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) as part of the Herring Research and Monitoring program, as well as Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha and O. keta) as part of the stream component of the Hatchery-Wild Salmon Interactions program.

September 21, 2014

2 yr postdoc in comparative parasitology (Norway)


The Aquatic diseases and pathogens research group has an open postdoctoral position in the LouseOff project (1.1.2015 - 31.12.2016). LouseOff is a "user controlled" Reseach counsil financed project led by PharmaQ A/S. The overall aim of the work package at IMR, lead by Rasmus Skern-Mauritzen, is to identify potential antigen candidates from comparative transcriptomes from the north atlantic salmonid specific copepod parasite, Lepeophtheirus salmonis subsp. salmonis, and the related copepod parasite Caligus rogercresseyi, infecting an array of hosts including Atlantic salmon in
Chilean fish farms. The work package will focus on exploring expression and evolutionary differences between the species.

PhD in tropical ecology (Hong Kong, China)


We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student to participate in a research project on the biosphere-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases in a subtropical mangrove wetland in Hong Kong.
While mangrove is one of the most carbon-rich forest types in the tropics and one of the world's most productive ecosystems, few studies have quantified CO2 and CH4 fluxes simultaneously to determine the overall contribution of mangrove ecosystems to atmospheric radiative forcing and climate change. This research aims to investigate the temporal variability of CO2 and CH4 fluxes from a subtropical mangrove over multiple time scales, and examine the influence of environmental parameters on the variations of greenhouse gas exchange at the ecosystem scale using an eddy covariance system.