[Coral-List] Position Available: Marine Science Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Title: Marine Science Postdoctoral Research Associate

Classification: Postdoctoral Appointments

Agency: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Website: http://www.utrgv.edu/seems/

Job Description: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) seeks a postdoctoral research associate to develop a research program in the broad area of Coastal and Marine Science. The postdoctoral research associate will contribute to existing projects and develop new research related to one of the following current focus areas: ecological and genetic research on mesophotic corals (octocorals and antipatharians) in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, artificial reef ecology, restoration ecology, and estuarine ecosystem productivity. The postdoctoral research associate will additionally assist the PI (David Hicks) in supervising 3-4 graduate and undergraduate students. Performs other duties that are logically related to the position as assigned including progress and budget reporting.

This position is co-funded by the NOAA EPP Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME) and the UTRGV College of Science. The position requires that the candidate contribute 80% of their time to the research mission and goals of the NOAA CCME. Post‐Docs
will prepare a research doctoral plan to include relevant NOAA/CCME research and work at a NOAA facility. Present research findings at a NOAA and/or professional meetings.

This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative team of researchers in a rapidly expanding marine science program located in one of the fastest growing, culturally diverse regions in the nation situated minutes from South Padre Island, Laguna Madre, and the Gulf of Mexico. The position will be stationed at new laboratory facilities in Port Isabel, Texas.

Location: Brownsville/Port Isabel/South Padre Island, Texas
Salary: $45,000

Qualifications: Must hold a Ph.D. in a marine sciences related field. Applicants with expertise in biological oceanography, marine genetics and molecular taxonomy, invertebrate biology, and/or fisheries are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional requirements include:

(1) United States (U.S.) Citizenship;
(2) Recent doctoral graduate – within two (2) years of graduation;
(3) Doctoral degree field must support NOAA’s mission; and
(4) Period of eligibility for the fellow to be supported onaward funds in the CSC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is 24 months within a 26-month period.

Applications must be submitted on line at https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/13359 Posting number SRGV2559.

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and dual-career couples.

Application deadline: May 15, 2017

Contact person: David Hicks

Phone: 956-882-5055

Application E-mail: david.hicks at utrgv.edu

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