Postdoctoral Scholar Position - Job ID #49841

Florida State University’s Coastal and Marine Lab (FSUCML) is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to join a growing, interdisciplinary team of researchers seeking to understand the drivers of decline and recovery in Apalachicola Bay. As part of the Apalachicola Bay System Initiative (ABSI), the postdoctoral scholar will work under the mentorship of Drs. Andrew Shantz and Joel Trexler to study how changes in the abiotic environment shape the community structure and resilience of the Bay. The selected applicant will be broadly tasked with 1) leveraging historic and existing datasets to explore how abiotic factors influence fish and invertebrate communities, and 2) to forecast the potential impacts of predicted environmental change on ecological communities in the area. In addition to conducting this research, the postdoc will have the opportunity to take part in ongoing research and restoration projects with the ABSI team, develop mentorship skills training and working with graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in grant writing and submission.  

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline by the start of the position. Individuals with experience in quantitative ecology, data science, fisheries science, or restoration ecology are particularly encouraged to apply.

This full-time position includes health insurance and is fully funded for two years, with renewal for the second-year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Modest research and/or professional travel funds are also available. More information about FSU’s postdoctoral scholar appointments and resources can be found on the university’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted at (job ID 49841) and should contain a cover letter, curriculum vita, a two-page narrative describing research experience and interests, and names and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled, with review of applications beginning September 28, 2021.

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 will be based at the FSUCML, 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 Andrew Shantz at and Joel Trexler at

Last Updated: Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 10:18 AM