[Coral-List] Postdoctoral Opportunity

Carpenter, Robert C robert.carpenter at csun.edu
Tue Dec 29 14:16:36 EST 2015

CSUN Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Job ID: 5205
University Corporation https://cmsweb.csun.edu/psc/HNRPRD/EMPLOYEE/SA/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Under general supervision the Post-Doctoral Scholar will assist the Principal Investigator (Dr. Robert Carpenter) with a 3-year NASA-funded project to connect remote sensing imaging with the community structure and function of coral reefs in the Pacific. The postdoc will coordinate, plan, and complete all aspects of field data collection, analyze data and, write scientific papers for publication in peer reviewed journals. The postdoc will perform project administration of all aspects of project logistics and perform other duties as assigned. The postdoc will be based in the CSUN Department of Biology and will interact with other postdocs, graduate students, and faculty in the CSUN Marine Biology Program. Travel to field sites throughout the Pacific Ocean is required and will be supported by the grant. The desirable start date is March 1, 2016.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field. A PhD in marine biology or oceanography required. Must be AAUS diving certified. Experience in a marine setting, especially coral reefs is desirable. Experience with programming, deploying, downloading, and analyzing data from oceanographic instrumentation also is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; organize, time-manage, and solve problems in a timely manner; work well independently and as part of a diverse research team.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC). The anticipated hiring maximum: $3916.66 per month dependent on knowledge and experience. TUC offers an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Application Screening begins Jan. 15, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:


Robert C. Carpenter, Professor
Department of Biology
California State University
Northridge, CA  91330-8303
(818) 677-3256
robert.carpenter at csun.edu<mailto:robert.carpenter at csun.edu>

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