Computational & Experimental Marine Microbiome Researcher

Position ID: 40798
University of Georgia
Arts & Sciences
School of Marine Programs
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
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Job Class: 
Prospect Researcher
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Posting Details
Posting Number F0129P
Working Title Computational & Experimental Marine Microbiome Researcher
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

College/Unit/Department website and
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Underutilization Minorities & Females
Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2019
Job Posting Date 09/26/2018
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a cover letter, contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, research statement (no more than 3 pages), and teaching philosophy at Review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Selected applicants will be required to submit a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia. This position is available August 2019. Contact the search committee chair Dr. Mary Ann Moran ( with questions.

For the following dates: 11/14/18 – 12/16/18. In addition to submitting the application and required documentation above, please submit the required documentation (cover letter, contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, research statement (no more than 3 pages), and teaching philosophy) to Mary Ann Moran at

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary

We seek to recruit a computational and experimental marine microbiome researcher to complement research strengths at UGA in bioinformatics and marine sciences. Possible areas of research include ocean productivity, global carbon and nutrient cycling, diseases of aquatic organisms, or intersections with public health.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on credentials and accomplishments. This is an interdisciplinary position, with the appointment being split between the Department of Marine Sciences and the Institute of Bioinformatics. The position includes a competitive salary, sufficient laboratory space for computational and experimental research, and a generous start-up package.

Additional Requirements

To be considered at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in a computational, marine, or biological science area and have at least 1 year of postdoctoral training. To be considered for the Associate Professor level, applicants must show evidence of the ability to attract sufficient extramural funding to support a sustainable research program and provide convincing evidence of an emerging national reputation in their field.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

A record that provides evidence of scholarship, synergistic activities, and the potential to obtain extramural funding.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Strong record of innovation and ability to develop and apply new computational tools (simulations, flux analyses, data integration
and visualization, among others) and microbial ecology approaches to marine microbiome research is preferred.

Physical Demands


Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate and graduate programs and include both bioinformatics and marine science microbiome components.

Percentage Of Time 33

Obtain extramurally research funds and conduct research related to both bioinformatics and marine science microbiome research areas.

Percentage Of Time 67
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Marine Sciences
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Computational Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator