Title: Post-Doctoral Position in Stable Isotope & Seascape Ecology
Date Posted: October 2, 2017
Deadline: November 1, 2017

Job Details:

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work with Dr. Ruth H. Carmichael for two-years in the area of stable isotope ecology. The Postdoctoral Investigator will join ongoing research projects that employ stable isotope and trace element analyses for dietary, condition, anthropogenic source tracing, and movement/ migration studies. Specifically, the Postdoctoral Investigator will help lead a newly funded research study on diet of cetaceans (bottlenose dolphins) before, during, and following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and assist with data analyses and interpretation of existing spatially and temporally explicit elemental datasets to better understand marine mammal movements and foraging patterns. 

Job Requirements:

Position responsibilities include interacting with and supervising graduate and undergraduate students or interns, working closely with collaborators on ongoing projects, publishing papers from new and existing datasets, developing new lines of inquiry that build on the core research studies, and disseminating data through scientific meetings and public presentations. Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D., posess fluency in written and spoken English, and legally able to work in the United States at the time of application. 

Job Skills:

Applicants should have expertise in sample preparation and analysis for stable isotope ratio determination in a variety of animal tissues, use of isotope mixing models such as SIAR, and use of statistical analyses and software programs such as IsoMAP for modeling isoscapes.  Experience with R statistical methods, student mentoring, and project management preferred. Familiarity with trace element or fatty acid analyses is beneficial as is experience with other types of spatial or distribution analyses.

Job Contact:

To apply, submit a letter of application and research interest, CV, 1-2 copies of recently published works, and the names and contact information for at least three references by email to GOMRIpostdoc@disl.org. Inquiries may be sent to rcarmichael@disl.org

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is proposed for on or near 01/02/2018.  AA/EEO/M/F/D