Current Job Openings

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Social-Ecological Dynamics of Coastal Systems - Job ID #49132

Application deadline is July 30, 2021. We anticipate the successful candidate will start the position in fall 2021 and ideally no later than January 2022.

Florida State University’s Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research on the social-ecological dynamics of coastal systems under the mentorship of Dr. Sarah Lester (Geography), Dr. Sandra Brooke (FSUCML), and Dr. Andrew Rassweiler (Biological Science). In particular, the postdoc will conduct research on the human dimensions of ecosystem services associated with the Apalachicola River and Bay ecosystems, as part of the Apalachicola Bay System Initiative (ABSI) [1]. The postdoc will have latitude to develop the research project in a direction aligned with their interests and expertise, but the broad goals of this position are to complement existing natural science research focused on understanding the functioning and restoration of the bay’s diverse habitats and to develop a more interdisciplinary understanding of ecosystem services (e.g., seafood provisioning, tourism, water purification, coastal protection, and biodiversity enhancement) in Apalachicola Bay. As one example, the postdoc’s research could focus on understanding the human value component of oyster reef ecosystem services in the Apalachicola Bay system, including the differences in value provided by wild oyster recovery versus oyster farming, by conducting community interviews and surveys and leveraging existing datasets.

The successful candidate should have earned their PhD by the start of the position in a relevant discipline (e.g., sociology, anthropology, geography, natural resource economics, marine science) and have interest and experience conducting interdisciplinary collaborative research. A strong publication record commensurate with the applicant’s career stage and experience with grant-writing are preferred.

This is a two year, full-time, fully funded position that includes health insurance and other benefits. There are also modest research and/or professional travel funds available. See FSU’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website for more information about postdoctoral scholar appointments and resources. 

How to Apply - Applications should be submitted at https://jobs.fsu.edu (job ID 49132) and should contain a cover letter, curriculum vita, a two-page narrative describing research experience and interests, and names for three references.

The FSUCML is located on the northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast in a relatively undeveloped area of rich biological diversity and social and cultural history, known as the “Forgotten Coast.” The postdoctoral scholar would be based at the FSUCML, which is only one hour from the FSU main campus in Tallahassee.

The MISSION of the FSUCML is to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research that contributes to solving ecological problems and providing the scientific foundation for informed policy decisions.

The VISION for the FSUCML is to be an internationally recognized center for coastal and marine science, setting the agenda for research and education and remaining a trusted source for scientific advice.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all faculty, staff, and students. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of groups historically under-represented in science, as well as those who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion.

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Questions can be sent to Sarah Lester at slester@fsu.edu.

[1] The Apalachicola Bay System Initiative at the FSUCML.

Research Faculty I or II position in Applied Coastal Ecology - Job Post #48541

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate the successful candidate will start the position by August 2021, and no later than December 2021.

The MISSION of the FSUCML is to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research that contributes to solving ecological problems and providing the scientific foundation for informed policy decisions.

The VISION for the FSUCML is to be an internationally recognized center for coastal and marine science, setting the agenda for research and education and remaining a trusted source for scientific advice.

Job Description – As the FSUCML continues to grow and diversify, candidates are sought at the Research Faculty I or II in applied coastal ecology (non-tenure track), level to be determined at time of hire based on the selected candidate’s qualifications. We encourage candidates using a watershed perspective at the land-sea interface with expertise in restoration or disturbance ecology, ecotoxicology, trophic dynamics, ecosystem services, or ecosystem modeling applied at the community or ecosystem level. The FSUCML is located on the northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast in a relatively undeveloped area of rich biodiversity. Diverse aquatic habitats are nearby, including freshwater floodplain swamps and marshes, salt marshes, mangroves, seagrass meadows, soft-sediment habitats, hard-bottom habitats dominated by coral and sponge communities, and oyster reefs. It is expected that successful candidates will focus a significant portion of their research on estuarine and nearshore areas in the Apalachicola River and Bay ecosystems as part of our recently funded initiative [1]. The FSUCML lies in Florida’s rural and beautiful “Forgotten Coast” yet is only one hour from the FSU main campus and its sophisticated research facilities in Tallahassee.

Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarship, student mentoring, and outreach and to develop a well-funded, independent research program. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants with strong publication and funding records will be preferred. This is a partially soft-money funded position. This position will be funded 100% by the University for the first two years. Beginning in year three and continuing thereafter, 75% of the salary will be provided by the university and 25% must be secured externally by the incumbent. A competitive start-up package will be offered. Graduate faculty status may be granted to advise graduate students admitted to academic departments on main campus.

How to Apply - Applications should be submitted at the FSU Jobs page using (Job ID 48541) and should contain a cover letter, curriculum vita, a two-page narrative describing research interests and plans, a one-page graduate student mentoring statement, and the names and contact information for three references. Applicants are encouraged to present their research in a way that is complementary to and can form a basis for integrative collaboration with faculty at the FSUCML and on the FSU main campus.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all faculty, staff, and students. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of groups historically under-represented in science, as well as those who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion.
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Questions can be sent to the Lab Director, Dr. Joel Trexler at jtrexler@fsu.edu.

1 Other requirements and information can be found at The Apalachicola Bay System Initiative at the FSUCML

Custodial Worker - Job Post #48450- Currently closed

The FSU Coastal & Marine Lab (FSUCML), located 1 hour south of Tallahassee, seeks a full-time Custodian with strong customer service skills to provide custodial services for all FSUCML facilities, including offices, housing, laboratories, classrooms, and restrooms. The successful candidate is expected to be a good team player with the ability to work effectively with other employees, vendors, and the public. This person is also expected to use good judgment when fulfilling custodial duties and making decisions as well as adhere to all FSUCML safety procedures and policies. Promoting an atmosphere of teamwork and supporting the FSUCML mission to conduct scientific research is vital in this role.  It is expected that this position provides assistance to other facilities staff members as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

We seek an individual who can work well in a dynamic environment with scientists as well as students from many different disciplines, including marine biology, fisheries ecology, and oceanography.

  • Completion of 9th grade education.
  • Ability to apply general maintenance principles, practices, and procedures of custodial work.
  • Good team player with the ability to work effectively with FSU employees, vendors, and the public, including the ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills, follow written and oral instructions, and communicate effectively - verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of and the ability to identify safety hazards and implement necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.  
  • Ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials related to work area
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position to include bending, squatting, lifting, moving objects up to 40 pounds, going up and down stairs, using ladders, and standing and walking for extended periods.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to meet deadlines; knowledge of office procedures, practices and etiquette; and the ability to operate a computer.  
  • Valid Florida driver's license and  the ability to safely operate FSUCML vehicles.

For specific job duties and information or to apply, visit the FSU Careers page. 

About All Advertised Staff Positions

All staff positions listed below are for the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) in St. Teresa, FL, located about 45 miles southwest of the main FSU campus in Tallahassee. Unless otherwise stated in the position, employees are expected to work Monday - Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM. All positions are listed on jobs.fsu.edu and can be found by searching for location (St. Teresa) or by the Job ID (position) number.  

Note that faculty positions have guidance in the ads for how to apply.

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Veteran's Preference - Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=ers/application/application_veterans_preference, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.  IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2021 at 4:27 PM