Coral Restoration Postdoctoral Researcher; Mote Marine Laboratory

Job Title: 
Coral Restoration Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Location: 
Summerland Key, Florida
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Location: Mote Marine Laboratory, Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3), Summerland Key, Florida

Primary Function:    The Coral Restoration Postdoctoral Researcher will primarily be responsible for overseeing the execution of deliverables associated with currently funded projects that includes research on identifying and incorporating resilient coral genotypes into restoration efforts and ensuring specific coral outplant deliverables are met.    


Primary Duties:

Oversee Mote’s coral restoration initiatives funded by the State of Florida and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awards
Conduct research associated with these funded awards to identify and incorporate resilient corals for restoration purposes
Oversee data management of the coral restoration outplanting deliverables and research projects within the scope of funded projects
Conduct data analyses, create quarterly reports, and publish peer-reviewed articles on coral restoration science
Be a part of the management team that oversees the land-based coral nursery, including coral production using the “micro-fragmentation” technique, coral husbandry, and outplanting
Write grants for additional financial support that further Mote’s coral restoration efforts
Additional various duties related to the daily operation of a full service marine laboratory, and assist with outreach and education activities as needed.


Minimum Qualifications or Requirements:

Ph.D. degree in the marine or biological sciences from an accredited college or university.
Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license.
Ability to obtain AAUS dive certification
Ability to be an adaptable and collegial member of team, self-motivated and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience with aquaculture systems.
Experience in stony coral husbandry.
Experience in conducting coral restoration research
Publication history appropriate for a postdoctoral level scientist.
Experience operating vessels up to 25ft (USCG Captain’s License preferred).
Ability to identify Florida stony corals.
Ability to work outdoors, for long hours, in tropical climate.
Lift heavy objects or equipment up to 50 lbs required.
Normal hours are 8 hour work days M-F; however, weekend and evening hours may be required at times.


Anticipated start date: May 1, 2019

This job is located at Mote's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3) located on Summerland Key, Florida

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm March 22, 2019 to HumanResources [at]  Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

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