[Coral-List] Post-doctoral fellowship in coral reef/coastal ecology (2 years)

Rebecca Most rmost at hawaii.edu
Fri Jul 6 18:56:11 EDT 2012

Post-doctoral fellowship in coral reef/coastal ecology (2 years)

A 2-year post-doctoral fellowship is available at the University of Hawaii
at Hilo. The fellowship
is funded by the University of Hawaii System NSF-EPSCoR grant investigating
responses to climate change and other environmental variables, especially
nutrients from
groundwater sources, on the Kona coast of Hawai‘i Island. The fellow will
work with a team of
scientists and graduate students on several research activities and will be
expected to work
largely independently. The primary responsibilities of the post-doc will be
to: 1) conduct
experiments on benthic primary/secondary productivity and document trophic
differences at two sites, (responsible for at least one first-authored
publication on these
experiments), 2) lead field research activities, and 3) ensure project
responsibilities are
completed and metrics met. The fellow will be expected to work on several
investigations, including community metabolism, coral health, and nutrient
cycling. Fellow will
work with team on ecosystem response models. Opportunity exists for
research in areas of
interest within the framework of the strategic plan.

A strong background is required in marine field methodologies (particularly
benthic methods
using scuba, boat-based CTD profiling, plankton sampling); laboratory
sample processing; data
collection, synthesis and analysis; and report writing. Small boat
operation and scientific diving
experience are necessary skills.

The position is scheduled to start in September 2012. A cover letter and CV
should be sent
to Dr. Jim Beets (beets at hawaii.edu) and Dr. Tracy Wiegner (
weigner at hawaii.edu). Informal
inquiries are welcome.

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