The Fisheries Ecology and Conservation Lab (PI: Dr. Matt Ajemian; http://www.fisheco.org) at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (FAU-HBOI) seeks an energetic post-doctoral scientist as part of a grouper movement and vocalization behavior project funded by DARPA’s Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors program. We seek a broadly trained individual for this position, with demonstrated experience working in large cooperative groups and a strong underpinning in animal locomotion, kinematics, and/or movement behavior via multi-sensor tagging. The position includes funding for one year, with potential extension for up to four years. The post-doc will be primarily based out of FAU-HBOI in Fort Pierce, Florida, but will also require extensive travel to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, as well as to sponsor program locations such as Washington, D.C.
Candidates will be expected to:
Develop novel multi-sensor tag attachment methods for large groupers.
Lead captive and field experiments on grouper behavior (experimental design, analysis).
Coordinate activities with other project leads and project manager.
Assist PI in drafting reports and managing deliverables.
Develop manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
PhD from an accredited institution in biology, marine science, fisheries science, or related field by time of application required.
Experience with leading and/or coordinating large research groups required.
Demonstrated excellence in both field and laboratory (captive) setting required.
A Publication record commensurate with experience required
Strong quantitative skills in statistics, computing, and signal processing required.
Ability to handle and process large data sets required.
Marine animal bio-logging and tagging; and large fish (>50 kg) handling experience preferred.
Animal ethics training or ability to quickly obtain training through the CITI program preferred.
SCUBA certification with AAUS preferred.
Boat handling and trailering experience preferred.
Must have the ability to travel on short notice.
$48,000 - $50,000
College or Department:
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Harbor Branch (HBOI)
Work Days and Hours:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
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