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Opportunity at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Coral Health and Disease

Location

National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

RO# Location
26.09.10.B6322 Charleston, SC 29412

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Woodley, Cheryl M. cheryl.woodley@noaa.gov 843.762.8862

Description

Research opportunities are available for studies to investigate factors that may influence the health condition of coral reef ecosystems. This research program focuses on linking molecular and cellular physiological changes to higher order biological effects in reef building coral species. The biological effects include both infectious disease and toxicity originating from human sources. Current strategies involve the use of toxicological, genomic and proteomic tools for evaluating cellular physiological responses to both environmental and anthropogenic stressors. Projects will involve bio-indicator research and the development of candidate markers into diagnostic and prognostic assays for assessing coral health, determining the impacts of various stressors on corals and other reef organisms, and linking stressors to sources.

 

Keywords:
Coral reefs; Environmental stressors; Genomics; Proteomics; Ecosystem health

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$56,000.00 $2,000.00

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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