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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Oyster Selective Breeding Research
Auburn University

Date Posted Jul. 13, 2021
Title Post-Doctoral Fellow - Oyster Selective Breeding Research
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Natural Sciences
    Marine/Freshwater Sciences
    Biology - General

Job Description Summary
The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences at Auburn University is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work both independently and as part of a team to conduct scientific research on oyster breeding. This position is located at the Auburn University Shellfish Lab in Dauphin Island, Alabama. The individual selected for the position will be expected to help identify relevant questions, design and implement field and laboratory experiments to test those questions, conduct statistical analyses of the results, publish manuscripts in scientific journals, present research findings at professional, stakeholder, and agency meetings, and prepare proposals for additional extramural funding of the research program. This is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of continuance up to a maximum of four years depending on performance and funding availability.

Minimum Qualifications
The minimum qualification is an earned Ph.D. in Biology, Aquaculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources, or closely related field at the time employment begins. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to conduct research designed to improve oyster production through genetic selection development of lines adapted to changing environment (e.g. thermal tolerant, pH tolerant, etc.) to enhance oyster grow-out performance. Selected candidates must have experience working with shellfish spawning and selective breeding, experience with analyzing data sets, and experience with manuscript preparation and publication. The individual selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States by the start date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must complete an on-line application process at the following link: and attach the following: 1) Cover letter stating research interests and career goals, 2) current curriculum vita, and 3) copies of all academic transcripts. When prompted, please provide names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. Active review of applications will begin August 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
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