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The University of Rhode Island is offering fellowships to support the training of 3 Ph.D. students in the area of Diseases of Marine Organisms (DIMO). The goal of this interdepartmental program is to generate experts able to apply the tools of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics to identify the molecular and ecological mechanisms of disease in the marine environment and capable of addressing the complex scientific, social, and economical issues related to the management of infectious diseases in a rapidly growing aquaculture industry. Key elements of the program include: 1) an integrative, multidisciplinary, collaborative research training approach that emphasizes the application of ecology and evolution; 2) strategies to develop a solid career foundation through networking, enhanced mentoring, and an international experience; 3) opportunities to interact with fellows in programs with emphasis in management of the coastal environment and policy, as well as with industry and governmental partners and other stakeholders; and 4) an appreciation for diversity and a commitment to building a multicultural environment.

The fellowships provide a $24,000 stipend, tuition, and health insurance. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals. Applications are due April 15, 2008. For more information about the program, contact Dr. Marta Gomez Chiarri at

Postdoctoral or Ph.D. Student Opportunity in Aquaculture Genomics:
A Genome Map for Accelerated Selective Breeding of Striped Bass

The Department of Zoology at N.C. State University (NCSU) announces the availability of a position in Aquaculture Genomics suitable for a postdoctoral Research Associate or for a doctoral student Research Assistant who will work with a team of scientists from NCSU and the USDA/ARS National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture to create the first genetic linkage map for the striped bass and its relatives. The postdoctoral Research Associate (salary range $32,000- $38,000) will be hired for an initial term of two years and will play a lead role in executing development of the genetic linkage map. The doctoral Research Assistant would pursue the Ph.D. degree in Zoology, Biotechnology, Functional Genomics or Bioinformatics and be provided with an annual stipend of $24,000, tuition, health insurance and research support for an initial term of 3 years. Prior laboratory experience with microsatellite DNA marker development and genotyping is highly desirable.

Review of applications will begin in February 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants, who must be U.S. citizens, should include a brief resume and publication list, and the names of 3 references with contact information. Those applying for the Ph.D. student Research Assistantship also should provide transcripts and GRE scores. Address applications to: Craig V. Sullivan, William Neal Reynolds Professor, Department of Zoology, 127 David Clark Laboratories, North Carolina State University, Box 7617, Raleigh, NC 27695 (Telephone: 919-515-7186; Email: North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or national origin.

Genomic Enablement of Aquaculture, An Interdisciplinary PhD Program to Improve Aquaculture Through Genomic Sciences: Molecular Mechanisms of Immunity to Disease

The Department of Zoology at North Carolina State University announces the availability of a Fellowship beginning in 2008 for PhD studies of Genomic Sciences in Aquaculture. This fellowship will involve interdisciplinary study and result in a scientist who is broadly trained in applying genomic science to research and development of technologies for advancing aquaculture. It will provide a stipend of $24,000, tuition, health insurance and research support. The fellow will join two other fellows in this program who work in the laboratories of internationally recognized faculty members who have been pioneers in applying the methodologies of genomic sciences to the reproduction, growth and rearing of fish. Research for this particular fellowship will be focused on Molecular Mechanisms of Immunity to Fish Pathogens. For details about the research focus, see:

Review of applications for this fellowship will begin on 15 December 2007 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. The chosen applicant will be expected to begin the fellowship no later than 15 May 2008. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants should submit a brief resume and statement of research interests and goals, copies of previous transcripts and GRE scores, and 3 letters of recommendation. Please send applications to the Department of Zoology graduate program ( Address all enquiries to Edward J. Noga, Professor of Aquatic Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606 ( North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or national origin.

Funded by the National Needs Fellowship Program of the US Department of Agriculture.

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