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Postdoctoral Scientist - Ecosystems Center

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring fundamental biology, understanding biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply, please submit: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) Unofficial transcripts; (4) Research goals; and (5) List of 3 references.

Posting Details

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Posting Number: 0000961
Reference Code:
Department Ecosystems Center
Position Type: Research
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Ecosystems Center
Position Summary:

A full-time year round Postdoctoral Scientist position is available at The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory. Duties include participating in the Northeast Climate Science Center as a research fellow and in a project to assess the impacts of climate change on the resilience of coastal marine fishes, with a focus on anadromous herring. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the project, which may include analysis of historical fish abundances and a field assessments of population dynamics, including PIT tagging, otolith analysis and population dynamics associated with climate.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin 15 December 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Preferred start date is January 2017.

Basic Qualifications:

The successful candidate should possess a Ph. D. in Ecology, Marine Biology or Zoology. Ability to work with minimal supervision as a member of a team, attention to detail, strong organization skills, experience with database management and statistical programs and scientific writing skills, including journal publications, are required. Successful candidate will be expected to spend substantial time in the field and to communicate positively with the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with PIT tagging, otolith analysis and population dynamics assessment are a plus.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires strenuous fieldwork in marine environments (lifting, bending, walking through waist high marine waters) and occasionally in inclement weather. Must be able to work with vertebrate and invertebrate animals and hazardous/harsh chemicals in the laboratory. Irregular hours may include weekend, early morning or late evening work.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit:
(1) Cover letter;
(2) Curriculum vitae;
(3) Unofficial transcripts;
(4) Research goals; and
(5) List of 3 references.

EEO Statement

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Research Goals
  4. Resume/CV
  5. Unoffical Transcripts
Optional Documents