We are currently seeking a post-doctoral scientist to join our research group where they will help lead an effort focusing on the impact of environmental change on DNA methylation in marine invertebrates. One of the primary projects that will launch in early 2016 is an effort examining how ocean acidification impacts genetic and epigenetic variation in Geoduck (Panopea generosa) larvae. This person should have experience in shellfish culture and high-throughput sequencing analysis. Prior experience with RAD-seq and bisulfite sequencing would be preferred. The candidate should also be enthusiastic about open science. For more information on ongoing research efforts and products please visit robertslab.info. The term of this appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension to two years. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a succinct description of their doctoral research, and list of three references to Steven Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS; http://fish.washington.edu) at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor (0116) who studies the ecology of marine invertebrates at scales relevant to conservation, fisheries or aquaculture. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position for which a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly desired.
For more info, visit: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa13375/
Jake Heare's Master's Defense - Livestream
Evaluating the response of Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida) to changing environmental conditions.
Date: Wednesday, October 14 at 12:00pm (PST)
IRL Location: FSH 203 - all are welcome
More information on Jake's research:
- preprint: Evidence of Ostrea lurida (Carpenter 1864) population structure in Puget Sound, WA
- github profile
It’s a quiet morning and the light rocking of the floating dock, small lapping of tiny waves against the shore, and clunking of boots on weathered planks can be heard. The field team arranges gear on a small skiff that Read More ...
Today we sampled Jesse, the Olympia oyster selected for genome sequencing.
The oyster was collected in Fidalgo Bay, weighing in at 58.99 grams and 70 mm long.
The adductor muscle was selected for genome sequencing, thus quickly rinsed in 10% bleach.
Other tissues were sampled for RNA-seq
Samples were placed in two boxes, for redundancy.