2019-2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc.
Sarasota, Florida
A salary of $ 49,000 and funding for research start-up and expenses are provided.
January 25 2018
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2019-2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships


Mote Marine Laboratory announces two new two-year positions beginning sometime between October 2018 and January 2019, to support independent investigators based in Sarasota, Florida USA. Applications are invited from recent (since December 2015) Ph.D. graduates, including those with firm expectation of graduation by December 2018. However, at time of appointment, a doctoral degree must have been awarded. Proposals for any field of marine research are invited.


However the following fields are especially encouraged:


  • Marine Ecotoxicology: Source, fate and effects of toxic chemicals in the coastal marine environment, including analysis of harmful algal toxins, pesticides and other endocrine disrupting compounds, focusing on synergistic effects from exposure to multiple stressors, and identifying biomarkers of sublethal effects manifested in subsequent generations.
  • Sirenian biology and conservation: Anatomy, morphology and physiology, reproduction and mating strategies, sensory biology, cognition and behavior, behavioral ecology, habitat use, spatial ecology, and genetics of Florida manatees.


Competitive applications will focus on research programs that are relevant to conservation and sustainable uses of marine biodiversity, healthy habitats, and natural resources; will bring or propose new multi- investigator/institutional collaborations to Mote, and will be cognizant of global issues.

A salary of $ 49,000 and funding for research start-up and expenses are provided. See https://mote.org/about-us/employment-opportunities for details and application instructions. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2018 and finalists will be announced in October.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote is an E-Verify Employer.