The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking applications for a two to three-year Post-Doctoral Fellow in nearshore marine ecology. The successful candidate will have an appointment with the Marine Biology Department to be part of a $20 million 5-year National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant that supports interdisciplinary research in the State of Alaska. The position will be located in Juneau, Alaska, and the candidate will have access to an array of coastal physical, chemical, biological, and environmental data from which to develop projects, proposals, and manuscripts.
The project is titled “Fire and Ice: Navigating Variability in Boreal Wildfire Regimes and Subarctic Coastal Ecosystems.” The position will be located in Juneau, Alaska, and the candidate will have access to an array of coastal physical, chemical, biological, and environmental data from which to develop projects, proposals, and manuscripts. The Coastal Margins team consists of an interdisciplinary group of researchers and students with expertise in hydrology, geochemistry, ecology, marine biology, oceanography, fisheries, and microbiology.
A candidate with expertise in nearshore marine ecology is sought to play a collaborative role in the Fire and Ice project, as a member of the Coastal Margins team.
General knowledge of the relevant research related to the unit and sufficient relevant experience to contribute significantly to a specific project.
Experience in the use of computers and other appropriate equipment to conduct the research proposed.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
PhD degree in a relevant discipline. A candidate with expertise in nearshore marine ecology.
Required Education or Training:
PhD degree in Marine Biology, Fisheries, or a related discipline at the time of hiring. A strong background in nearshore marine ecology, with evidence of publication and grantsmanship and expertise collecting and analyzing biological and environmental data and database building is necessary. Field experience collecting samples in intertidal/coastal systems and operating small boats; experience in field project coordination and management as well as crew supervision; and strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills are preferred.
To ensure consideration, please apply no later than October 4, 2020 by 11:55 PM Alaska Time. Applications received after this time may not be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2020. This position will remain open until filled.
This is a full-time, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.
The following are required for the application:
- Current CV or resume that shows the applicant’s educational background, research and work experiences, publications and other scholarly activities
- Cover letter
- Contact information for three professional references
Salary varies based on position and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Please contact Dr. Brenda Konar, Associate Dean of Research/Director, Institute of Marine Science, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks email@example.com with any questions regarding this position. You may also contact the University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.