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Harmful Algal Blooms in the Pacific Northwest


National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

RO# Location
26.03.39.B4689 Seattle, WA 98115


Name E-mail Phone
Trainer, Vera L. 206.860.6788


This research focuses on an aspect of the oceanography, biochemistry, or molecular biology of harmful algal bloom species and their toxins, especially organisms (and toxins) belonging to the genera Pseudo-nitzschia (domoic acid poisoning), Alexandrium (paralytic shellfish poisoning or PSP), Dinophysis (diarrhetic shellfish poisoning or DSP), and Heterosigma. We are interested in (1) the understanding of biochemical and molecular processes by which organisms acquire resistance or sensitivity to marine toxins; (2) the development of quick, sensitive, and automated sensors for the detection of toxins and toxigenic organisms; and (3) the development of forecasting capabilities for harmful algal blooms in the Pacific Northwest region.



Moore SK, et al: Harmful Algae 8: 463, 2009

Stevens RC, et al: Harmful Algae 6: 166, 2007


Harmful algal bloom; HAB; Domoic acid; PSP; Heterosigma; Pseudo-nitzschia; Alexandrium; Dinophysis; Biosensor; Test kit; Marine toxin;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$58,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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