Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
|PROGRAM OVERVIEW • APPLICATION • PROGRAM MENTORS|
|Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote), an independent nonprofit 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 a third added in 2013.
This notice announces the availability of three new positions in 2014.
Two new Postdoctoral Research Fellows are expected to begin between Jan. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2014, with a third Fellow expected to begin by Dec. 31, 2014. The full-time positions include an annual salary of $42,000. 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, 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.
Each Fellowship position will be for a period of two years (assuming appropriate first-year progress). The Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is planning on having eight concurrent Fellowship positions overlapping each year by 2020.
As an independent, nonprofit, mission-based organization, Mote’s greatest strength has been its ability to define its own agenda and research based on our communities’ needs and our scientists’ expertise. Mote is committed to being a leader in nationally and internationally respected research programs that are relevant to conservation and the sustainable use of marine biodiversity, healthy habitats and natural resources. We envision a comprehensive and integrated Mote enterprise with research, innovation and public education and outreach programs that are among the most creative and fruitful in the world. Postdoctoral Research Fellows will be selected based on their ability to not only strengthen and diversify the Laboratory’s significant existing research expertise, but also the potential to establish their own innovative research initiatives that address Mote’s new 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan. Exemplary Fellows may be invited to join Mote as Staff Scientists upon completion of their initial two-year appointment.
Mote’s research extends throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and tropical to polar environments. The main 10.5-acre campus is headquartered on City Island in Sarasota, Fla., with a nearby 200-acre inland marine aquaculture research park; in Charlotte Harbor (Lee County- Southwest Florida) with a fisheries research station, and on Summerland Key (Monroe County- Florida Keys) with a Tropical Research Laboratory. Mote’s existing research programs include behavioral ecology & physiology, benthic ecology, biomedical research, chemical and physical ecology, coral reef ecosystem research, coral reef science & monitoring, dolphin research, ecotoxicology, environmental laboratory for forensics, environmental health, fisheries habitat ecology, manatee research, marine & freshwater aquaculture research, marine biomedical research, marine immunology, marine mammals & sea turtles, marine microbiology, marine stock enhancement, ocean acidification, phytoplankton ecology, sea turtle conservation & research, sensory biology & behavior, shark biology, and marine stranding investigations.
Mote’s present situation creates new opportunities for innovative research, including:
|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. All Fellows may apply under any of the following three tracks, but at least one position will be targeted for track 3:
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. in 2014-15. A complete application will be a single pdf file containing:
In fairness to all applicants and reviewers, only complete applications will be accepted. Address cover letters to the Postdoctoral Search Committee Chairman. Send applications by email to HumanResources@mote.org, using the subject line “Postdoctoral Application,” or by mail to Mote Marine Laboratory, attention Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. Applications will be reviewed beginning Jan. 15, 2014 and positions will remain open until filled.
Mote Marine Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. Therefore, all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age or other factors irrelevant to the job are encouraged to apply.
|Directorate of Environmental Health & Ocean Technology
Dr. Richard Pierce, Associate VP
Dr. Ari Nissanka
Dr. Vince Lovko
Dr. Kellie Dixon
Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick
Dr. Cathy Walsh
Dr. Dana Wetzel
Dr. Jen Yordy
|Directorate of Marine Biology and Conservation
Dr. Bob Hueter, Associate VP
Dr. Kim Ritchie
Dr. Emily Hall
Dr. John Reynolds
Dr. Randall Wells
Dr. Carl Luer
Dr. Nick Whitney
|Science Governance and Policy
Dr. Michael Crosby (also, coral reef ecology)
|2020 Vision and Strategic Plan|
|Open publication - Free publishing - More laboratory|
2020 Vision and Strategic Plan