[Coral-List] PhD student position available in coral physiology/ecology University of Florida

Andrew Altieri andrewaltieri808 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 15:50:49 UTC 2018

PhD position available in coral ecology/physiology in the Altieri Lab at
University of Florida

A PhD student position is available in the Altieri Lab (www.altierilab.org)
at the University of Florida to examine the response of corals to
environmental stressors starting in late spring or early summer 2019. The
student will join a team that is a focused on the impacts of hypoxic stress
(low oxygen) on coral health and performance in a multi-species,
multi-stressor context. The PhD student will be based at UF’s main campus
in Gainesville, FL, with field work in the Florida Keys and laboratory
experiments at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft. Pierce, FL (SMSFP).
The student will work collaboratively with a team that includes Drs.
Valerie Paul and Maggie Johnson (SMSFP), and will be expected to develop
independent research interests that complement the overall project goals.

Ideal applicants will have a strong background in ecology and/or marine
science (bachelor’s or master’s degree), excellent quantitative and
communication (written and oral) skills, and a demonstrated potential to
conduct intensive field and/or laboratory research both independently and
as part of an interdisciplinary team. Experience with laboratory systems
that manipulate environmental stressors (e.g., OA lab work) and/or with
coral physiology is desired.

The student will join the Altieri Lab in UF’s Environmental Engineering
Sciences Department, and will be part of the new Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics
group within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and
Environment (https://faculty.eng.ufl.edu/ced/). The position includes
stipend, tuition, and benefits. Formal applications are due January 10,
2018 with details found here:


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Andrew Altieri well ahead
of the formal application deadline with a copy of their CV (including
contact information for 3 references) and a brief statement (<500 words)
outlining their interests and suitability for this particular opportunity.

Contact information:

Andrew Altieri

andrew.altieri at essie.ufl.edu


More information about the Coral-List mailing list