Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: Jonathan Grabowski (Northeastern University) and Bryan DeAngelis (The Nature Conservancy) seek applicants for a joint NU-TNC postdoctoral researcher based at Northeastern's Marine Science Center in Nahant, MA. The successful applicant will be expected to help lead a study on how environmental factors and habitat properties influence fish utilization of oyster reefs, seagrass beds, and salt marshes. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to lead and assist with the preparation of research papers and grant proposals. A Ph.D. in the area of ecology/environmental science or a related field, demonstrated publication record, and the ability to initiate and complete short-term research are required.
Performs research synthesizing how environmental factors and habitat properties influence fish utilization of oyster reefs, seagrass beds, and salt marshes. Oversees aggregation and analysis of data, and assists with and leads interpretation and publication of results. Helps prepare research proposals in this area of research. Occasionally assists with field work and lab work on other projects, such as examining the impacts of the range expansion of black sea bass into the Gulf of Maine and assessing whether oyster aquaculture gear functions similarly to essential fish habitats. Two-year appointment; extendable beyond that subject to funding.
Qualifications: Must have a doctoral degree in environmental science, ecology, or a related field; experience with data synthesis.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with meta-analysis and assembling large databases preferred, as well as prior work in the area of essential fish habitat and/or fish habitat conservation.
Salary Grade: 10
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.