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Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alaska

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alaska in the United States of America

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The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking applications for a two to three years Postdoctoral Fellowship in nearshore marine ecology in the United. The successful candidate will have an appointment with the Marine Biology Department to be part of a $20 million 5-year National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant that supports interdisciplinary research in the State of Alaska. The position will be located in Juneau, Alaska, and the candidate will have access to an array of coastal physical, chemical, biological, and environmental data from which to develop projects, proposals, and manuscripts


The successful applicants of Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alaska will be expected to

  • Integrate datasets across the two Coastal Margins study sites of Lynn Canal and Kachemak Bay that represent end-members of the Gulf of Alaska.
    Develop original research related to the themes of the Coastal Margins objectives using existing EPSCoR coastal data as well as potential additional data the candidate may want to collect to advance project goals and beyond.
    The successful candidate will contribute to research capacity building within the University of Alaska system by developing proposals for external funding and publishing collaborative studies with other team members.

Additional Responsibilities

The postdoctoral researcher undertaking this Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alaska will also help coordinate a field team to conduct ecological sampling at estuary sites along with the Juneau road system. The postdoc will work in close coordination with the Coastal Margins PIs to assist with specific duties, including conducting beach seining and intertidal surveys; assisting with permitting and permit reporting; deploying, and maintaining HOBO-type sensors, and mentoring students. The post-doc will be expected to coordinate with EPSCoR leadership and the broader Coastal Margins team on data collection and sharing and participate in EPSCoR Fire and Ice workshops, meetings, and planning.


  • Ph.D. degree in Marine Biology, Fisheries, or a related discipline at the time of hiring.
  • A strong background in nearshore marine ecology, with evidence of publication and grantsmanship and expertise collecting and analyzing biological and environmental data and database building, is necessary.
  • Field experience collecting samples in intertidal/coastal systems and operating small boats.
  • Experience in field project coordination and management as well as crew supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills are preferred.

Applicant Instructions

To ensure consideration, please apply no later than October 4, 2020 by 11:55 PM Alaska Time. Applications received after this time may not be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2020. This position will remain open until filled. This is a full-time, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

The following are required for the application

  • Current CV or resume that shows the applicant’s educational background, research and work experiences, publications and other scholarly activities
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 September,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Alaska



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