The student will generate transcriptomic and phenotypic datasets for Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and conduct analyses of oysters’ responses to environmental stressors (heat and algal toxins) in laboratory and field settings. The student will work closely with commercial oyster farmers, NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center, the USDA Pacific Shellfish Research Unit, Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, Alaska Sea Grant staff, and other project partners.

A Bachelor’s degree in biology, evolution, fisheries, genetics, or other relevant discipline is required. Experience with molecular biology techniques, bioinformatics, and coding in R or Python is desirable. A willingness to learn, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic are essential.

To apply, please send the following to Jessica Glass at

  • One-page cover letter describing your interest in the position, skills, and goals;
  • Curriculum vitae or resume;
  • Unofficial transcripts; and
  • Contact information for three references.

The start date will be May or August 2024. 

Application deadline: 16 February 2024

For more information, please read: Full position description

For questions, contact:
Jessica Glass, UAF