The School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join her team. The School of Earth Sciences, within the College of Arts and Sciences, is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors in 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
The goal of this project is to determine why Acropora palmata coral in the Dry Tortugas grows faster and has higher survivorship than their genetic clones in other areas of the Florida Keys. This is collaborative work between Dr. Andrea Grottoli at the Ohio State University (u.osu.edu/grottoli.1) and Dr. Ilsa Kuffner at the U.S. Geological Survey (coastal.er.usgs.gov/crest/) as part of the ongoing permitted research in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS-2016-085-A1), Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO-2019-SCI-005), and Biscayne National Park (BISC-2019-SCI-0010). The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of this project including a collection trip in the Florida Keys followed by lipid, stable isotope, and other laboratory analyses, journal publication of results, and presentation and a scientific conference. This postdoc position is for one year.
Doctorate in Biology, Earth Sciences, Marine Science or similar; Applicants must hold a PhD or are scheduled to defend their PhD in 2019 and have a record of publication.
Experience with coral research (including fieldwork), lipid analyses, and isotopic analyses are highly desired.
Target Salary: $50,000.00 - $54,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Research
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