Post-Doctoral Appointment – Freshwater Wetland Fish Ecology – in Miami, Florida

Florida International University
Miami, FL USA
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Wetland Fish Ecology - Florida Freshwater Resource Division, Institute of Environment, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA Florida International University’s Freshwater Resource Division at the Institute of Environment is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Associate position to join a collaborative effort examining the impacts of fish on nutrient cycling (e.g., bioturbation) and submerged vegetation in wetlands. The 100% research position is a collaboration between researchers at FIU, Florida State University and the South Florida Water Management District. The position has funding for a minimum two-year term, with annual renewal contingent upon performance. The selected candidate will be expected to be a key member of a large aquatic ecology lab at FIU and will and work closely with technicians and students. Field work and data analysis/writing should be expected. The selected candidate will be expected to work within project deadlines as part of a team environment. The selected candidate will be expected to complete a multi-year collaborative project funded by the state, but will have flexibility to develop key components of the final experiments and take lead authorship on several manuscripts. The candidate should broadly be interested in working on fish or wetland ecology and the effects of consumers in ecosystems. The position will be located in North Miami, FL on the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University and field work will occur in the Everglades and adjacent freshwater wetlands in southern Florida. We are especially interested in applicants who share our commitment to equity and high-quality education of students from historically under-served communities. We encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply. The postdoctoral scholar will work with Dr. Nathan Dorn at Florida International University. Review of applications will begin on 12/2/2021 and the position will remain open until filled. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
A Ecology, Fisheries, Environmental Science, or a related science field will be required at the time of employment. The position is immediately available for a motivated and intellectually curious applicant with proven quantitative, problem-solving, collaborative, and communication (written and oral) skills. Experience with fish is required. Experience in freshwater systems and with manipulative experiments are highly desirable. Ability to start before February 2022 is preferred. Interested parties should contact Nathan Dorn ( with their CV and a cover letter.
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