Postdoc Position

Carol Fretwell fretwelc at
Thu Jul 27 15:07:49 EDT 2000

The National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI)

NCRI at Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSUOC) in Dania,
FL seeks a postdoctoral researcher with experience and expertise in the area
of coral reef population dynamics. The position is for one year, renewable
contingent on funding, and will focus on larval recruitment and population
dynamics of acroporid corals of Southeast Florida. The successful applicant
will establish a basic research program to investigate the recruitment,
propagation, and growth of corals on offshore reefs of Ft. Lauderdale.
Additional research venues may be available in other Florida/Caribbean

Qualifying factors: Must have knowledge and skills in coral reef recruitment
dynamics as evidenced by publications, past, or present research projects;
experimental design and implementation in reef environments; experience in,
or capabilities with information and advances in larval morphogens and
chemical inducers. SCUBA certification and documented dive experience in
reef settings required. History of prior research activity in coral
recruitment dynamics desirable. The successful candidate must be proficient
in written and oral English and is expected to establish a research program
that will encompass the August-September 2001 coral spawning in the western

Ranking factors: Prior publication and research record in the field of coral
reef population dynamics; knowledge and prior experience involving larval
morphogens and use of chemical inducers in reefs recruitment studies;
experience in additional aspects of acroporid ecology, systematics, and life
history; history of successful project planning and implementation in a
field setting using vessels and small boats.

Salary: $30,000. Applicants should submit resume, statement of research
interests & capabilities, transcripts, and names, addresses, telephone
numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to Dr. James D. Thomas,
Research Director, National Coral Reef Institute, Chairman of the Search
Committee, 8000 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004. Electronic
applications may be emailed to: NCRIpostdoc at
(Position subject to administrative approval.)

Review of applicants will be begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. The successful candidate should plan to initiate a
research program no later than April 2001.  Applicants who are able to begin
sooner will be favorably considered.

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