Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Ecology at University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Dr. Lee A. Fuiman is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to further his team’s research into the transfer of fatty acids through marine food webs. The research centers on the egg boons (described in recent publications: doi:10.1890/14-0571.1, doi:10.1002/ecm.1324) produced by the annual spawning aggregation of red drum (Sciaenops occelatus) adjacent to the Marine Science Institute. The successful candidate will conduct laboratory experiments and field sampling and apply fatty acid data to trophic tracer models (e.g., quantitative fatty acid analysis, QFASA). He/she will have access to a variety of analytical tools (gas chromatography, HPLC, qPCR, RNA-Seq) for which training is available.
Responsibilities of the position include: review of relevant literature; experimental design; method development; data analysis and interpretation; preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals; and presentation at professional conferences. The successful applicant will have opportunities to prepare research proposals, learn analytical methods, and participate in undergraduate and/or graduate classroom instruction.
Minimum qualifications: PhD in ecology, fisheries, or another relevant field conferred after September 2015.
Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience related to fatty acid ecology and/or physiology, especially (1) QFASA or related methods, (2) conducting laboratory experiments and collecting field samples for fatty acid research, and (3) quantitative analysis (including experimental design and statistical analysis) of field and laboratory data. Successful grantsmanship and professional demeanor.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application: Interested candidates should submit:
- a) a cover letter,
b) curriculum vitae, and
c) names and contact information of at least two references familiar with your work.
Please submit materials to Lee Fuiman ([email protected]), with “Postdoctoral position in marine ecology” as the subject. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and the position will remain open until filled. The preferred start date is September 1, 2019, but an earlier start is possible.
The University of Texas and Team Fuiman value cultural diversity. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.