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Post-doctoral researcher in quantitative marine ecology. The successful candidate will join a team to work on global and regional patterns and causes and consequences of coral bleaching. The researcher will develop their own research agenda on climate-change refuges and the regional and local circumstances that enhance coral survival. The successful candidate will be based in Robert van Woesik’s lab, at the Florida Institute of Technology, but will have opportunities to travel to and spend time in Deron Burkepile’s lab at the University of California Santa Barbara.

  • Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in marine ecology or related quantitative science, including statistics and spatial mathematics
  • Excellent publication record • Experience processing, manipulating, and analyzing large datasets
  • Demonstrated aptitude for coding in R
  • Experience with spatial and temporal datasets
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Capacity to communicate research findings at professional meetings

The post-doc position is for one year with reappointment possible given satisfactory progress for another two years. The position is supported by a National Science Foundation grant to Robert van Woesik and Deron Burkepile. The salary will depend on experience, within the constraints of the budget, and comes with full benefits. The start date is flexible. To apply, send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and attach a single PDF document, which includes a cover letter, the names and contacts of three references, two pages outlining your research experience, and full Curriculum Vitae.

The Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellowship supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems. Because the early years of a researcher’s career are a critical time, the relatively unrestricted funds and mentoring this fellowship provides help recipients navigate this period with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network. Get to know the work of our current and past Early-Career Research Fellows.

What are the benefits of the fellowship?  An award of $76,000 is paid to each fellow’s institution in the form of a two-year grant. Potential fellows must ensure compliance with their institution’s requirements for applications for external funding. Funds cannot be used on institutional overhead or indirect charges. Detailed information can be found in the Early-Career Research Fellowship sample grant agreement for public and private institutions.

  • Research funding: $75,000 is available for the fellow to use for research-related expenses, including equipment purchases, professional travel, professional development courses, trainee support, salary, or any other costs directly related to the fellow’s research. The use of these funds for any other expenses requires pre-approval from the Gulf Research Program.
  • Mentor honorarium: The remaining $1,000 of the award serves as an honorarium for a mentor. Applicants must identify a senior-level researcher at their affiliated institution willing to serve as a career mentor.
  • Additional funding: All fellows will attend a required orientation in Washington, D.C., in September 2019 and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference in February 2020. Travel expenses for these events will be covered by the Gulf Research Program; they are in addition to the $76,000 fellowship award.

Applications for 2019 fellowships will be accepted through February 20, 2019. For more information, go to: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/fellowships/early-career/index.htm?utm_source=Gulf+Research+Program+Updates

The Gulf Research Program’s Science Policy Fellowship program helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand policymaking experience as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. With the guidance of a mentor, fellows delve into activities like policy development, evaluation, restoration planning, grants management, and stakeholder outreach and learn what it takes to make scientific information not just useful but useable. Meanwhile, host offices get a talented technical expert with a fresh perspective and a new network of contacts across the Gulf of Mexico region.

Applications for 2019 fellowships will be accepted through March 6, 2019. For more information, go to: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/fellowships/science-policy/index.htm?utm_source=Gulf+Research+Program+Updates

Program Details: As many as six prestigious UF Graduate Fellowship Awards are available for interdisciplinary collaborative studies in Greenland. Specific topics for dissertation research are open but will have a general focus on consequences of changing hydrology, ecology, and geochemistry with ice retreat. Initial studies will be linked to on-going work around the towns of Kangerlussuaq, Sisimiut, Nuuk, and Narsarsuaq, but efforts may expand to other regions, depending on student and faculty research interests. Fellows will form a cohort to develop and enable interdisciplinary investigations and shared field experiences with their advisors and other faculty participating in the program. The cohort will benefit from integrative activities to enhance interdisciplinary skills, a key component of which is developing expertise in environmental civics (i.e. leadership, public outreach, communications, and civic engagement).

Fellowship Details: Each Fellowship provides four years of competitive 12-month stipend, plus tuition waiver and health care.

Potential dissertation topical areas: Multiple units at the University of Florida are involved in the program, providing opportunities for linking disciplinary work focused in hydrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, high-latitude community and ecosystem ecology, with a focus on bacteria, algae, and bryophytes, and coastal hydrodynamics. The research could occur on glaciers, in pro-glacial landscapes, and in fjord and coastal systems.

Information: Additional information on the 2019 WIGF program can be found at: http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/WIGF/2019Cohort/Overview_2019.html. Online applications are due January 16, 2019 (12:00 PM EST). Questions can be addressed to Jon Martin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Paloma Carton de Grammont (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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