Post-Doctoral Associate – Florida

Agency
Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida
Location
Ruskin Florida
Salary
$48,000 1 Year Current Funding
Start Date
ASAP
Description
Post-doctoral associate opportunity related to non-native fishes in Florida Institution: Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida Location: UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Ruskin, Florida (near Tampa) Description: Ecology and management of non-native fishes; ecological risk analysis. Lead and assist in projects related to recent clarification of federal authority under the Lacey Act for interstate transport of injurious wildlife and if these changes have serious implications for southern regional aquaculture. Additional projects could be related to evaluation of invasion risk for marine ornamental fishes, regional risk assessment and climate matching for freshwater non-native fish, modeling of ecological risks of non-native fishes, and non-native fish field and laboratory studies.
Qualifications
Qualifications: A PhD in fisheries, ecology, aquatic biology, ichthyology, aquaculture, or similar discipline. A demonstrated ability to conduct research and effectively communicate (oral and written). Quantitative and fish sampling skills. The candidate must be highly motivated and able to interact with a diverse group of laboratory staff, collaborators, and state agency personnel in a cordial manner. Strong work ethic. Salary: $48,000; 1 year current funding Anticipated start: ASAP Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Hill, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist; jeffhill@ufl.edu Dr. Quenton Tuckett, Research Assistant Scientist; qtuckett@ufl.edu Application instructions: Email cover letter, current cv, and contact information for 3 references. Examples of publications or other scholarly works encouraged. Program website: http://sfrc.ufl.edu/fish/ Facility website: http://tal.ifas.ufl.edu/
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