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

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.


Researcher on chemodiversity of microalgae



Full time permanent job at Ifremer, Nantes, France.

Deadline: 13 November 2016.


PhD position in Marine Chemical Ecology


We offer you a challenging interdisciplinary project, with state-of-the-art instrumentation at the world renowned AWI in Bremerhaven. The position is limited to 3 years.

Deadline: November 15th 2016


Research technician, Lund University, Sweden


We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated research technician who is interested in working in different projects addressing research questions at the interface of ecology, evolution and molecular biology. Our research involves collecting data from wild, captive and laboratory organisms using a range of approaches including experimental evolution, molecular genetics and bioinformatics, field experiments, and literature searching.

Application deadline: August 4, 2016



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:

17th ICHA proceeding: deadline extended until 31st March 2017


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