Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Marine Science
Mote Marine Laboratory, (Mote), an independent not-for-profit institution established in 1955, has recently adopted a new 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan that includes as one of Mote’s four core priorities, “Ensure the long-term prosperity of the research enterprise through focused staff recruitment and nurturing programs.” In order to address this specific priority, a new Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program began in 2011 with the addition of two Fellows and another one added in 2013.
This notice announces the availability of three new positions in 2014.
Two new Postdoctoral Research Fellows are expected to begin between January 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014, with a third Fellow expected to begin by December 31, 2014. The full-time position includes an annual salary of $42000. Health insurance is also provided for the Fellow, with family options available. Benefits include an opt-in retirement plan with employer matching, leaves for holidays, illness, and vacation, and other benefits. Postdoctoral Research Fellows will also have established researchers assigned to serve as dedicated mentors and will receive office/laboratory space and funds for startup, operations, and travel. Research Fellows will also participate in Mote’s Postdoctoral Mentoring Program.
A Ph.D. must have been awarded by start of fellowship award period and only applicants who received the Ph.D. (or equivalent) on or after December 2010 will be considered.
Applications will be accepted in three tracks. Two new Fellows positions are expected to be filled on or before July 31, 2014 and a third will be filled on or before December 31, 2014. Applicants may apply under any of the following three tracks, but at least one position will be targeted for track 3:
Track 1: Applications from any field of marine research including engineering, social science and policy will be considered.
Track 2: Applications are sought that generally focus on population ecology and/or trophic dynamics of valued coastal species, and modeling of coastal ecosystems.
Track 3: Applications are sought that specifically focus on population ecology and/or trophic dynamics of valued coastal shellfish species, and modeling of coastal benthic ecosystems.
Applications will be reviewed beginning Jan. 15, 2014 and positions will remain open until filled. For complete Fellowship information and application requirements see: http://mote.org/postdocs