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Subject: [AFS] Postdoctoral position in marine fish migration ecology
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position duration: One year with option for renewal
Yearly salary: $40,000
Location: Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, Texas -
Purpose of the Position: Conduct independent research in marine fish
migration ecology using geochemical signatures in biogenic structures.
Essential Functions: 1) Conduct independent research projects dealing with
marine fish migratory ecology through the analyses of geochemical signatures
in hard parts such as otoliths and scales. 2) Obtain extramural funding for
such projects. 3) Participate in ongoing research projects supervised by Dr.
Benjamin Walther and conducted by graduate students at the Marine Science
Institute. Existing projects on migratory dynamics and estuarine residency
patterns of species including southern flounder, Atlantic tarpon and common
snook are available for the postdoctoral fellow to pursue. The successful
applicant will also be encouraged to develop their own independent research
ideas on alternative species and systems.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree or equivalent and a strong record of
research accomplishments (including publications and/or grants). Successful
candidate will be expected to conduct independent research on migratory fish
ecology and assist in supervision of ongoing projects. Licenses: Class "C"
Operator's Driver's License. Applicant must provide a current three year
Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas
resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering
Texas as a new resident.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates competent
in analytical methods that quantify geochemical signatures in otoliths
and/or scales, including laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass
spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) and isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IR-MS).
Candidates that are proficient in quantitative analysis of time series data
and multivariate statistics are preferred. Successful grantsmanship and
polished writing and presentation skills are desirable.
To Apply: Submit (1) curriculum vitae (2) names and addresses of three
references willing to write confidential letters of recommendation and (3) a
short statement of career goals and interests (1-2 pages). All materials
should be emailed as a single pdf document to: [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> with "PostDoc Application" in the
subject line. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2011 and
continue until position is filled.
Working Conditions: Exposure to all weather conditions. Exposure to extreme
temperatures. Exposure to chemical fumes. Exposure to standard office
conditions. Exposure to chemicals. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a
workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Climbing of stairs. Lifting and
moving. Position is security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on
applicant selected. The retirement plan for this position is Optional
Retirement Program, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at
least 135 days in length.
Background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at
Austin is an equal opportunity employer.
 Benjamin Walther
<https://sites.google.com/site/waltherfishlab/research> 's home page
 Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory
 Marine Science Institute <http://www.utmsi.utexas.edu/>
 The University of Texas at Austin
Dr Benjamin Walther
Marine Science Institute
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas
Marine Science Institute
750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
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