[Coral-List] Postdoctoral Opportunity in Coral Ecophysiology

Peter Edmunds peter.edmunds at csun.edu
Thu Jul 23 13:40:05 EDT 2009

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to offer the opportunity described below for 
postdoctoral research in my lab.


CSUN Position - 1148
Apply at - http://www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/employment/

NSF Postdoctoral Scholar - Coral Ecophysiology

Application deadline: 1 September 2009
Start date: negotiable, 1 January 2010
Salary: $41,000

Applications are invited for a 3-year, NSF-funded postdoctoral 
scholar position at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), 
to complete research in the area of Global Climate Change (GCC) and 
its effects on coral larvae.  The successful candidate will work 
closely with PJ Edmunds (grant PI, peter.edmunds at csun.edu) to 
elucidate the effects of rising temperature and ocean acidification 
on the physiology of larvae from brooding corals in Taiwan and 
Moorea.  The research focuses on the ecophysiology of larvae under 
normal conditions, perturbations of these routine processes by global 
climate change effects, and the integration of results through 
dynamic energy budgets and other modeling approaches. Candidates are 
expected to have strong field-based experience with the ecophysiology 
of tropical reef corals and/or the biology/physiology of invertebrate 
larvae, and are expected to work overseas in Taiwan (3-4 mo/y) and 
Moorea (3 weeks/y).  This position provides unique opportunities to 
work with a small team studying coral biology in the Caribbean and 
Pacific, to gain professional experience in a Pacific rim context, 
and work with colleagues at the National Museum of Marine Biology and 
Aquarium (Taiwan) and the Moorea Coral Reef LTER.

The salary includes benefits, with additional funds to support travel 
and research in Taiwan and Moorea.  Applicants should submit a 
covering letter in which they describe their research training and 
interests, CV, and arrange to have two letters of reference 
submitted.  All applications must be made through the CSUN web site 
(see above).

Peter J. Edmunds PhD
Department of Biology
California State University
18111 Nordhoff Street
CA 91330-8303

Phone: 818.677.2502
Fax: 818.677.2034
e-mail: peter.edmunds at csun.edu

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