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Here we post available Research, PhD and post-doc positions etc. Please send your intended ad to Karen Lebret

Doctoral student in ecology, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden


Job description
Future climate scenarios predict increasing surface temperatures, decreased salinity, and changes in wind-driven upwelling in the Baltic Sea that will likely induce significant changes in phytoplankton dynamics. While anthropogenic nutrient input is set to decrease in the future, changes in the timing and the intensity of seasonal upwelling (internal loading) may increase the availability of nutrients and trigger more algal blooms. We are seeking a doctoral student for a project examining the connection between nutrients in coastal and offshore environments and the composition and structure of the phytoplankton community.


Assistant Professor Position in Microbiology at New College of Florida



New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Microbiology starting in August, 2018. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related field is required. Research interests incorporating environmental microbiology in marine or freshwater systems are preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and research, and postdoctoral research and teaching experience are strongly preferred. New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups or whose knowledge or skills can support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.


Research Specialist


Algal Resources Collection, MARBIONC, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA

Description: The MARBIONC’s Algal Resources Collection (ARC) has an immediate opening for a Research Specialist position. The ARC specializes in the growth and maintenance of marine diatoms, flagellates and dinoflagellates that have been shown to be harmful in some way to aquatic life or human health ( The ARC mission statement is to provide superior, unique biological material from harmful algal species and provide services for the enhancement and development of the scientific research community. The collection houses over 800 living clones from over 70 unique species originating from around the globe, which are available to the research community for purchasing at a low cost.


Permanent physiologist position open at Phycotoxins laboratory, Ifremer, Nantes



Ifremer offers a Permanent Research Scientist position in Micro-algal Physiology, please apply here on-line before 17 April


PhD student in Plant Physiology - neurotoxin BMAA, Stockholm University


The position will be associated with the project ”Function, biosynthesis and cumulative impact of the emerging neurotoxin BMAA”.

Closing date: 3 March 2017.


PhD scholarship, Toxin producing microalgae, University of Technology, Sydney


Stipend at 2016 rate for three years - $26,288 p.a.

The Climate Change Cluster (C3) at UTS is a world-class integrated research institute delivering research excellence in the area of food and energy security, sustainability, ecological resilience and global health. We are advertising a PhD position within our Algal Biosystems team.


PhD scholarship at the University of Technology, Sydney


A PhD scholarship is available for 2017 at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia with Associate Professor Shauna Murray, studying the detection of harmful algal blooms in the east Australian current region. Closing date 10/02/17. Please contact for more information.


Tenure-track Research Scientists – Biology


The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions on our Scientific Staff. We seek outstanding candidates to complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology ( We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in marine microbiology or harmful algae; however, exceptionally well-qualified candidates in other areas are also welcome to apply. Expertise in marine microbiology may include bacteria, archaea, or viruses, preferably with an ecological and/or biogeochemical focus in the water column. Expertise in harmful algae may include genetics, physiology, ecology, toxicity, life histories, and genomics, as well as relevant ocean observing technologies and coastal oceanography. We seek to hire two scientists at the Assistant Scientist level.


Postdoctoral/Sr. Postdoctoral Associate - School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences



The Gobler Laboratory within the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University ( seeks to hire a full-time post-doctoral associate with expertise in the application of high throughput sequencing and other molecular techniques to answer questions related to the ecology and the physiology of aquatic plankton and microbes. Applicants must have a PhD in Biology, Marine Science, Bioinformatics or related field and a background in qPCR and analyzing high throughput sequencing data sets (transcriptomic, genomic, metatranscriptomic, metagenomic). Preference will be given to appropriate candidates with background in comparative genomics, experimental approaches with plankton, and/or harmful algal blooms. This one year appointment is renewable after the first year pending satisfactory performance.



Free online course remote sensing harmful algal blooms


In september 2017.

More information here.

New book on Mexican HABs


García-Mendoza et al. 2016: Florecimientos Algales Nocivos en Mexico.

Ted Smayda in memoriam


Ted Smayda passed away on April 5, 2017

HAN 56


The new issue of Harmful Algae News is now available here:

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