[Coral-List] Job Position: Postdoctoral Fellow - Molecular Ecology

Andia Chaves-Fonnegra andiachaves at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 21:22:21 UTC 2019

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Molecular Ecology

The Laboratory of Integrative Marine and Coastal Ecology at Harbor Branch
Oceanographic Institute -Florida Atlantic University seeks a Postdoctoral
Fellow to contribute to molecular ecology projects in the Caribbean Sea and
Florida. This laboratory is a subunit of the Harbor Branch Marine Ecosystem
Health Program and focuses on understanding the mechanisms that underlie
changes in marine and coastal ecosystems by studying the structure and
dynamics of organisms, populations and communities. The goal of these
projects is to understand patterns of connectivity and population structure
of marine organisms that are or might become abundant on coral reefs, and
their effect at the ecosystem level. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be highly
self-motivated, creative and enjoy working individually as well as in a
highly collaborative environment. The Fellow will assist with the
development of 2bRAD libraries for marine invertebrates, bioinformatic
analyses, field work, manuscripts writing, and training undergraduate and
graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in evolutionary biology,
bioinformatics, ecology, marine science, or a related field required by the
time of application.

A strong-peer-reviewed publication record is required.

Experience in 2bRAD methods and population genetics is required.

Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team with scientists,
technicians, and students is required.

Ability to travel and perform field work is required.

Valid driver’s license is required.

SCUBA diving certifications are preferred.

Flexible hours may be required for field work.

Salary range:

$48,000 - $50,000


Harbor Branch (HBOI) campus Fort Pierce, FL

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position
on the Office of Human Resources' job website (*https://fau.edu/jobs
<https://fau.edu/jobs>*) by completing the required employment application
for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In
addition to completing the online application, please upload the following:
a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts
scanned into an electronic format.

Recommendation letters should be submitted directly to Catherine Rossmell (
crossmel at fau.edu). The subject of the email should clearly say the name of
the candidate and the position.

For further information about the position contact: Andia Chaves Fonnegra
achavesfonnegra at fau.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your
application.  If more than five (5) documents are required for submission,
please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the
maximum permitted.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization
belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service
(NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared
from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The
evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's
application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed
transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted,
whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES
evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic
University not to you as the student.

Andia Chaves Fonnegra
Assistant Professor of Biology
Florida Atlantic University
Wilkes Honors College/Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Personal website: http://andiacfonnegra.weebly.com/
Wilkes Honors College website: http://www.fau.edu/honors/future-students/
Harbor Branch Institute website: http://www.fau.edu/hboi/about/

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