[Coral-List] Post Doc Position- Coral Ecophysiology at Old Dominion University

Daniel Barshis barshis at hawaii.edu
Thu Jul 19 11:41:51 EDT 2018

Dear Coral-Listers,

The Barshis Lab (www.odu.edu/~dbarshis) in the Department of Biological
Sciences at Old Dominion University, a "Doctoral Research-Extensive" state
university, has a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position available in
coral stress physiology/ecology. This position is supported by an
NSF-funded EAGER (Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research) Project to
develop a low-cost, field portable experimental aquarium system and rapid
diagnostic assay to empirically assess coral thermal thresholds (see
https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1833201 for award
objectives/description). Applicants must have a PhD in marine biology,
marine science, or a closely related field at the time of employment or
within < 6 months of the start date. A strong background in experimental
ecophysiology and experience with manipulative coral stress experiments is
strongly preferred, including working in remote field environments and
familiarity with standard coral stress response metrics (PAM fluorometry,
Symbiodinium density/pigments, Respirometry). The successful candidate will
be expected to travel to field sites 2-3 times/year for 3-4 weeks at a time
to conduct field and laboratory work. Competitive applicants will
comfortable coordinating and conducting research in the field; AAUS
Scientific Diver certification, small-scale aquarium operation, multiple
first-author publications, and expertise in open-source electronics are
also desired. The appointment begins Fall 2018 with the potential for a
one-year renewal. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Application
deadline is July 31st, 2018.

Job Responsibilities:
Coordinate and conduct field and laboratory research in the Red Sea and
other locations abroad with the expectation of publishing 1-2 peer-reviewed
manuscripts from the experimental results.

Highly motivated and interested candidates are encouraged to apply by
sending a CV, a cover letter/statement summarizing your interest in the
position, including prior research and future career goals (2-page
maximum), copies of two primary research papers (first author preferred),
and the names and contact information for at least three references to
dbarshis at odu.edu. Review of applications will begin following the July 31st


  Daniel Barshis, Ph.D.
  Assistant Professor
  Department of Biological Sciences
  Old Dominion University
  Mills Godwin Building 302J
  Norfolk, VA 23529
  Office: 757-683-3614
  Lab: 757-683-5755
  Web: www.odu.edu/~dbarshis

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