Post-Doctoral Fellow - Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms

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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms

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The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences at Auburn University is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral fellow to work both independently and collaboratively with members of a research team to develop research projects that further our understanding of the ecology of harmful algal blooms. The individual selected for this position will be expected to help identify relevant questions, design and implement field and lab experiments to test those questions, conduct statistical analyses of the results, publish manuscripts in scientific journals, present research findings at professional, stakeholder, and agency meetings, and prepare proposals for additional extramural funding of the research program. This is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of continuance up to a maximum of four years depending on performance and funding availability.

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The minimum qualification is an earned Ph.D. in Biology, Aquaculture, Microbiology, Ecology, Limnology, Analytical Chemistry, Molecular Ecology, or closely related field at the time employment begins. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to conduct and supervise research related to the ecology of harmful algal blooms. Selected candidates must have knowledge/experience with harmful algal blooms, experience with analyzing experimental and monitoring data sets, and experience with manuscript preparation and publication. The individual selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States by the start date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

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Applicants must complete an on-line application process at the following link: and attach the following: 1) cover letter stating research interests and career goals, 2) current curriculum vita, and 3) copies of all academic transcripts. When prompted, please provide names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. Active review of applications will begin October 11, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Alan Wilson at

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