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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 4, 2023

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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 position will be part of the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation team at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi whose mission is to advance knowledge of sportfish and use that information to promote conservation through science-based fisheries management.
  • This position works with the Center's team of fisheries staff and students to contribute knowledge and gain a better understanding of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. The successful candidate will conduct a variety of marine fisheries techniques, extensive fieldwork, and grant and manuscript writing.
  • The successful candidate's research interests will complement and expand upon existing strengths of the CSSC's research staff.

  • 25% - Prepare grants for numerous funding agencies (NOAA, Sea Grant, NSF) and write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed national/international journals.
  • 25% - Operate boats and conduct fieldwork under a variety of weather conditions including offshore waters.
  • 25% - Carry out research by collecting, compiling, and analyzing ecological and fisheries data.
  • 15% - Prepare scientific summary papers and reports.
  • 5% - Assist graduate students with their thesis and dissertation projects.
  • 5% - Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Doctoral degree in Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Marine Science or related field.
  • Experience conducting field research and capable of operating boats and other research vessels under a variety of weather conditions including offshore waters.
  • Strong knowledge of experimental design and statistical analyses and demonstrated scientific writing skills.
  • Excellent professional, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills and ability to work on an interdisciplinary research team

  • One-two (1-2) years of experience writing, preparing, and submitting grants.
  • Publication record of manuscripts in national/international journals.
  • SCUBA certified with current AAUS Scientific Diver status and Nitrox Certification.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis (R, SAS, etc.) and GIS software (ArcMap).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

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.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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