Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Harmful Algal Blooms in the Pacific Northwest
National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
||Seattle, WA 98115
|Trainer, Vera L.
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;
Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the
number of years of experience past their PhD.