Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a background in marine science and toxicology.

The post-doc will work with the principal investigator to execute a three year research project funded by GoMRI.  The successful candidate will be responsible for working within a team to conduct a series of experiments designed to evaluate the sub-lethal effects of oil and dispersants on the behavior and survival of fish and invertebrate larvae indigenous to the Gulf of Mexico (see research abstract at http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/2012/bp-sponsored-gulf-of-mexico-research-initiative-awards-new-grants/).  Responsibilities will include designing and executing experiments, analyzing and reporting results and participation in outreach activities related to the project.

Academic requirements and desirable skills: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in toxicology, marine science, fishery science, aquatic ecology, or a closely related field with experience relevant to the project topic.  Candidates with backgrounds in toxicology, culturing and handling larvae of marine organisms and histology are a plus.  Other desired skills include a strong background in experimental design, good laboratory analytical skills and a knowledge of oil chemistry.    In addition, the candidate should demonstrate the ability to complete projects on time, competence in scientific writing and public speaking, and the ability to work independently and within a research team.

Starting salary: $45,000 per annum.  Compensation includes paid vacation, sick leave and full state benefits.

Closing Date: December 1, 2013

How to apply: Send your application consisting of a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position, a resume, the names and phone numbers of at least 3 professional references familiar with your qualifications, and proof of completion of a Ph.D. or completion by January 2013 (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application) to: Dr. Edward Chesney, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, 8124 Highway 56, Chauvin, LA 70344, Tel. 985-851-2838, or preferably by e-mail to: echesney@lumcon.edu

LUMCON is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.