A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Howard Lasker
at the University of Buffalo to work on a NSF funded project entitled,
“Pattern and process in the abundance and recruitment of Caribbean
octocorals.” The project is conducted collaboratively with Peter
Edmunds, California State University, Northridge. The project focuses on
processes controlling the recruitment and survival of octocorals on St.
John, U.S. Virgin Is. The postdoc will be based at the University of
Buffalo but the work will include field trips of up to several months on
St. John, US Virgin Is. He/she will participate in designing and
conducting experiments on larval biology, conduct censuses of octocoral
and other reef species and the resultant statistical analyses of
experimental data as well as population abundances over time and space.
Applicants are required to have a doctorate in an appropriate field. If
the degree has not been awarded the candidate must be able to provide
evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D.
prior to the effective date of hire. The postdoc must be an experienced
scuba diver able to be certified in an AAUS scientific diving program
and must be able to operate and maintain small boats in coastal waters.
The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication
skills, the ability to collaborate with and coordinate efforts of a team
of researchers and students, and a track record of publishing his/her
work in scientific journals. The candidate should also have strong
quantitative and computational skills, knowledge of data analysis and
competence in R or similar statistical and modeling languages.
Applicants must also have a valid drivers license.
The initial appointment will be for 1 year with the potential for
extension to 2 additional years. The position will be open until filled.
Preferred start date will be before May 15, 2019.Questions regarding the
position should be directed to Howard Lasker (hlas...@buffalo.edu
<mailto:hlas...@buffalo.edu>).Applications and supporting materials must
be submitted at http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/17965
The Research Foundation of SUNY is an AA/EOE employer and welcomes all
to apply including persons with disabilities and veterans.
Howard R. Lasker
Director, Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
Professor, Department of Geology
Dept. of Geology
411 Cooke Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-3050
443 Hochstetter Hall
Laboratory (shipping address):
474 Hochstetter Hall
University at Buffalo–North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3050
Phone: Office (716) 645-4870
Lab (716) 645-4876
Fax: (716) 645-3999
Graduate Program website: http://evolutionecologybehavior.buffalo.edu/