NSF Postdoctoral Scholar – Coral Ecophysiology

Application deadline: 1 September 2009
Start date: negotiable, 1 January 2010
Salary: $41,000

Applications are invited for a 3-year, NSF-funded postdoctoral scholar position at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), to complete research in the area of Global Climate Change (GCC) and its effects on coral larvae. The successful candidate will work closely with PJ Edmunds (grant PI, peter.edmunds@csun.edu) to elucidate the effects of rising temperature and ocean acidification on the physiology of larvae from brooding corals in Taiwan and Moorea. The research focuses on the ecophysiology of larvae under normal conditions, perturbations of these routine processes by global climate change effects, and the integration of results through dynamic energy budgets and other modeling approaches. Candidates are expected to have strong field-based experience with the ecophysiology of tropical reef corals and/or the biology/physiology of invertebrate larvae, and are expected to work overseas in Taiwan (3-4 mo/y) and Moorea (3 weeks/y). This position provides unique opportunities to work with a small team studying coral biology in the Caribbean and Pacific, to gain professional experience in a Pacific rim context, and work with colleagues at the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (Taiwan) and the Moorea Coral Reef LTER.

The salary includes benefits, with additional funds to support travel and research in Taiwan and Moorea. Applicants should submit a covering letter in which they describe their research training and interests, CV, and arrange to have two letters of reference submitted. All applications must be made through the CSUN web site (see above).

CSUN Position – 1148

Peter J. Edmunds PhD
Department of Biology California State University 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge CA 91330-8303

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