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Postdoctoral Researcher Wanted for BTT Bonefish Project

Ft. Pierce, FL

Postdoctoral Researcher – Aquaculture

A Post-Doctoral Researcher position located at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Ft. Pierce, FL is available immediately. This position will work closely with the team of researchers conducting a project to determine the requirements for production of juvenile Bonefish Albula vulpes to assist in the recovery of bonefish stocks in the Florida Keys. Key aspects of this research include brood stock conditioning, induced spawning, environmental requirements for rearing leptocephalus larvae, larval nutrition, juvenile husbandry, and juvenile nutrition. The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent English writing and communication skills targeted to both scientific and lay audiences. The applicant will be required to work collaboratively and independently, often in harsh environmental conditions, to achieve the project goals and objectives as part of a large research team including multiple faculty and graduate students. This position is anticipated to last a minimum two years, but is annually renewable dependent upon performance and availability of funds. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed upon receipt.


The applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in Aquaculture, Fish biology, or other closely related fields within the past three years from an accredited academic institution at the time of appointment. The applicant must have experience in aquaculture research or fish biology in areas relevant to the project described above.

Experience in brood stock conditioning, induction of spawning, and larval culture methods for marine fish species is highly desirable

To Apply

Applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (, #01005068, by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, a statement of research experience and philosophy; and contact information for three references including email addresses.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one’s application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities, requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057 x. 711