Postdoctoral position: Animal movement or trophic ecology in the Gulf of Mexico

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Hannah Vander Zanden’s lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida.  Current research focuses on tracing animal migration with stable isotope approaches.  Recent efforts include evaluating the spatial distributions, population trends and migratory connectivity of sea turtles; improving the analytical approaches for tracing animal movement with stable isotope data; and delineating the origin of wildlife killed at renewable energy facilities.  While there may be opportunities to contribute to ongoing projects in the lab, candidates are encouraged to propose independent projects related to animal movement or trophic ecology within the Gulf of Mexico.  Projects that utilize stable isotope methods are of interest, but those skills are not necessary.

Start date: Negotiable, but available immediately

Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Required qualifications: PhD in Biology, Ecology, Marine Science or similar field

Description: This position will consist of a full-time, twelve-month appointment with a one-year renewal upon satisfactory performance.

Please send the following materials as a single PDF file: 1) cover letter communicating the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the position, 2) current CV, 3) one-page research statement describing potential research projects; 4) names and contact information of three professional references.  Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2019, and the position will be open until filled.

Send application materials and other inquiries to Hannah Vander Zanden via email (hvz@ufl.edu) with “GoM Postdoc” in the subject line.

Prospective graduate students

If you are interested in research in my lab and think that I could be a good fit as your advisor, I look forward to hearing from you.  In the initial contact, it would be helpful if you could provide your CV, previous research experiences, and what your research interests are for your PhD project.  Note that the department only reviews applications for admission once per year, and that deadline is December 1, so it is important to establish a dialog prior to the deadline.  Additional information about the UF Department of Biology graduate program, application instructions, and admissions criteria can be found here.

Undergraduate research

I host undergraduate volunteers to help with aspects of my research projects.  Currently the lab is at capacity, but feel free to send me an email if you have interest so that I can keep you in mind when openings are available.