Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics
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Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Harte Research Institute

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Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description

TAMU-CC is a dynamic university designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) with approximately 11,000 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations. We employ over 1,400 full-time and 2,000 part-time Islanders (including students/GAs). The University attracts highly talented faculty and staff and offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs. As a member of the Texas A&M University System, TAMU-CC benefits from a range of resources, increased visibility and influence, and opportunities to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways with peers across member institutions and associated agencies.

TAMU-CC's beautiful campus is located on a 240 acre island on Corpus Christi Bay and was ranked #1 College by the Sea by Best College Reviews. Our natural setting is enhanced by its modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities.

From our generous benefits package and professional development opportunities, to our retirement programs and our commitment to service excellence, the Island University is an engaging and rewarding place to work.


This postdoctoral research associate position will be under the supervision of Dr. Pollack at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies and Dr. Withers in the Department of Life Sciences. The postdoctoral researcher will develop and carry out methods to restore cyanobacterial mats, which are the driver of tidal flat ecosystem function. This work will be based in Texas estuaries and will include field collection, laboratory manipulations and sample processing, and statistical analysis to address specific questions. The postdoctoral researcher will join a hard-working team that is focused on providing science-based information to support resource management and conservation efforts and improve sustainability of coastal ecosystems. The postdoctoral researcher will gain experience in project management, project development, mentoring (of undergraduate/graduate students) and stakeholder engagement.

  • Assume a leadership role in the study of cyanobacterial mat restoration.
  • Test methods and develop best-practices for reporting to funding agencies and use by stakeholder groups.
  • Analyze and publish data from project field research and laboratory experiments.
  • Collaborate with other members of the lab group, and mentor students in the laboratory and field.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present research findings at public meetings, including national/international conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Doctoral degree in Marine Science or related field.
  • Coastal field experience, particularly in marsh and tidal flats.
  • Ability to work long hours, occasionally in inclement conditions.
  • Experience with analyses in ArcGIS, R/ SAS.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience communicating scientific findings to a broad audience.

  • Project management experience, with demonstrated ability to meet project goals in a timely manner.
  • Experience conducting experiments in a controlled/ laboratory setting.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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