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RAP opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration     NOAA

Coral Health and Disease


National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

opportunity location
26.09.10.B6322 Charleston, SC 29412


name email phone
Cheryl M. Woodley 8434810436?


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.


key words
Coral reefs; Environmental stressors; Genomics; Proteomics; Ecosystem health


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


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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