Postdoc/Research Coordinator: Coastal Mississippi

Mississippi State University
Coastal Mississippi
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Last Date to Apply
This is a full-time benefits eligible position with a primary duty station at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GNDNERR) near Moss Point, MS that is administratively associated with the MSU Coastal and Marine Extension Program (CMEP). This position reports to both the GNDNERR Director and MSU CMEP Director. The primary function of this position is to provide leadership and support to the GNDNERR in fulfilling its grant obligations and organizational mission. The scope of work for this position involves interpretation of multi-faceted programmatic activities with state, regional, and national impact; providing leadership and guidance to staff; developing and implementing externally-funded grant projects that address the management objectives and research priorities of the GNDNERR; formulating strategic objectives and implementation plans to accomplish the work; maintaining a research project and publication database; managing budgets and project activities and personnel; providing support for outreach activities; technical oversight of major program initiatives; coordination of the work with internal and external NERR partners; and other duties as assigned. This position is tentatively funded for 2 years but may be extended. For more information about the position and application instructions, please visit -
Minimum Qualifications: A doctoral degree in a relevant field from an accredited four-year college or university. The ability to successfully obtain and manage extramural funding and publish peer-reviewed journal articles. Familiarity with northern Gulf coast ecosystems, organizations, and agencies. Preferred Qualifications: One (1) year experience in an administrative, professional capacity supervising and coordinating a variety of functions in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the GNDNERR.
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Eric Sparks
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