[Coral-List] Mesophotic Coral Post-Doctoral Research Position, U. Virgin Islands

Tyler Smith tsmith at uvi.edu
Mon Jul 22 16:41:34 EDT 2013

Mesophotic Coral Reef Post Doctoral Research Opportunity in the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, University of the Virgin Islands

The successful candidate will work in the lab of Dr. Tyler B. Smith at the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES), University of the Virgin Islands in support of research on mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCE). CMES has accumulated an array of bio-physical data on MCE and seeks an individual who can continue to synthesize and grow this research initiative to support CMES's push to continue to be a world-leader in the study of MCE. Candidates with technical diving experience and analytical skills that include biophysical modeling are specifically encouraged to apply. The candidate will be responsible for synthesizing existing information on MCE, conducting new research initiatives on MCE, and preparing peer-reviewed papers for publication in collaboration with research faculty at CMES. In addition, the candidate will work with faculty in preparation of proposals seeking external funding; and perform other related duties as assigned.

A Ph.D. in Marine Biology or related field from an accredited institution
Strong statistical and computing skills; 
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills; 
Experience with project management, including the ability to collect and manage data independently; 
Must have a high degree of motivation, maturity and the ability to serve a diverse educational and cultural public constituency; 
Must be able to work long hours in the field, safely and collaboratively with team members.

Preferred Qualifications: Background of mesophotic coral biology and Caribbean ecosystems; boat handling certifications and experience; technical diving certifications and experience; and certifications or experience in the use of GIS software. 

Salary Range:	$42,000 - $46,000
Position length:  1 year, with up to 2 years renewing
Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Please apply at: careers.uvi.edu

Tyler B. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, USVI       00802
office: 340-693-1394
fax:     340-693-1385

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