The Smithsonian Institution is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral 
Researcher to help launch an NSF-sponsored collaborative research project 
exploring the effects of marine grazing and tropicalization on Western 
Atlantic seagrass beds. The position will commence March 2018, with a 
duration of two years. The postdoc will take a lead role in coordinating 
and conducting field research among a network of >10 partners (distributed 
across the broader Caribbean region). The postdoc will be responsible for 
establishing and maintaining field sites in Florida, while also providing 
general oversight and coordination among network partners at other 
locations. Opportunities to develop independent research interests within 
the field of seagrass ecology also exist. The position will be based at the 
Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft. Pierce, FL. The candidate must have a 
Ph.D. in biology, ecology, marine science, or other relevant field. 
Extensive experience in field ecology is a must, along with a demonstrated 
ability to lead domestic and international field expeditions involving 
SCUBA. The position will also require an advanced statistical / 
quantitative skillset (e.g. Structural Equation Modeling). Applications 
should include (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) brief summary (1-2 pages) of 
career goals, experience, and interests in seagrass ecology; and (3) names 
and full contact information of three references. Please submit your 
applications as a single PDF to The postdoctoral salary 
is $52k with benefits of group health insurance. Review of applications 
will begin on 01 September 2017, and will continue until the position is 
filled. For more information, please contact:

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