[Coral-List] Post-doctoral position: Caribbean Octocoral Research

Lasker, Howard hlasker at buffalo.edu
Thu Jan 24 18:36:42 UTC 2019

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Howard Lasker 
at the University of Buffalo to work on a NSF funded project entitled, 
“Pattern and process in the abundance and recruitment of Caribbean 
octocorals.” The project is conducted collaboratively with Peter 
Edmunds, California State University, Northridge. The project focuses on 
processes controlling the recruitment and survival of octocorals on St. 
John, U.S. Virgin Is. The postdoc will be based at the University of 
Buffalo but the work will include field trips of up to several months on 
St. John, US Virgin Is. He/she will participate in designing and 
conducting experiments on larval biology, conduct censuses of octocoral 
and other reef species and the resultant statistical analyses of 
experimental data as well as population abundances over time and space.

Applicants are required to have a doctorate in an appropriate field. If 
the degree has not been awarded the candidate must be able to provide 
evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D. 
prior to the effective date of hire. The postdoc must be an experienced 
scuba diver able to be certified in an AAUS scientific diving program 
and must be able to operate and maintain small boats in coastal waters. 
The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication 
skills, the ability to collaborate with and coordinate efforts of a team 
of researchers and students, and a track record of publishing his/her 
work in scientific journals. The candidate should also have strong 
quantitative and computational skills, knowledge of data analysis and 
competence in R or similar statistical and modeling languages. 
Applicants must also have a valid drivers license.

The initial appointment will be for 1 year with the potential for 
extension to 2 additional years. The position will be open until filled. 
Preferred start date will be before May 15, 2019.Questions regarding the 
position should be directed to Howard Lasker (hlasker at buffalo.edu 
<mailto:hlasker at buffalo.edu>).Applications and supporting materials must 
be submitted at http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/17965

The Research Foundation of SUNY is an AA/EOE employer and welcomes all 
to apply including persons with disabilities and veterans.

Howard R. Lasker
    Director, Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
    Professor, Department of Geology

Mailing Address:
    Dept. of Geology
    411 Cooke Hall
    University at Buffalo    	
    Buffalo, NY 14260-3050

    443 Hochstetter Hall

Laboratory (shipping address):
    474 Hochstetter Hall
    University at Buffalo–North Campus
    Buffalo, NY 14260-3050

Phone:       Office  (716) 645-4870
              Lab     (716) 645-4876
Fax:                 (716) 645-3999

Website: http://www.geology.buffalo.edu/people/faculty/lasker.shtml

Graduate Program website: http://evolutionecologybehavior.buffalo.edu/

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