[MARMAM] Post-Doc Opportunity

Richmond, Julie julie.richmond at unf.edu
Sat Sep 18 12:30:43 PDT 2010


Post-Doc Opportunity in Behavioral or Physiological Ecology of Marine Mammals

The Coastal Biology Flagship Program of the Department of Biology at the University of North Florida (UNF) invites applications for a 12-month (possible extension to 24 months) Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Marine Mammal Behavioral or Physiological Ecology.

UNF is located in close proximity to populations of manatee and dolphin as well as Right Whale calving grounds.  The surrounding aquatic habitats of our community provide diverse and exceptional opportunities for research in this field. We are seeking a self-motivated, creative individual to take advantage of the proximity of UNF to these unique habitats and assist in developing an interdisciplinary marine mammal research program. Qualified applicants must possess a Ph.D. in biology, fisheries, ecology, physiology, or related discipline from an accredited university by the time of hire, must be proficient in English, have university-level teaching ability, demonstrate the ability to conduct creative, independent research, and have a strong publication record.

Experience Required


 *   Recent Ph.D. in biology, fisheries, ecology, physiology, or related discipline from an accredited university.

*         A record of achievement as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

*         Demonstrated ability to conduct creative, independent research.

*         Proficiency with marine mammal capture, restraint, and specimen collection.

*         A valid US driver's license and the ability to obtain a valid Florida drivers license upon hire.

Experience Desired

 *   Enthusiasm and willingness to assist in development of an interdisciplinary research program including project development and implementation, grant writing, and publication of research.
 *   Proficiency in field and lab based research methods commonly employed for marine mammal research.
 *   Experience in photo-identification and populations surveys of marine mammals.
 *   Experience working on boats.
 *   Clear understanding of the permitting process required for marine mammal research in the United States.

Submit a complete application packet (e-mail preferred) consisting of: a letter of application, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and submit names of three references.  Competitive salary, commiserate with training and experience.  Application review will begin October 1, 2010.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please mail application materials to:


Dr. Julie Richmond
Department of Biology
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645

Email: julie.richmond at unf.edu<mailto:julie.richmond at unf.edu>

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