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Post Doctoral Research Associate - Water Quality and Aquatic Ecology

Location: Dover, DE
Company: Delaware State University
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Closing Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Date Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017


1. Candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree in the field of Aquatic Ecology, Marine Biology, Aquaculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or a similarly related field. 2. Candidate should have prior field experience, especially working on boats and/in estuarine systems or other water bodies. 3. Must work well in a group, as well as individually. 4. Experience in physical and chemical water quality, using and calibrating YSI Multiprobe is highly sought. 5. Good computer and troubleshooting skills are beneficial as well. 6. Experience with laboratory nutrient sampling technique and oyster/fish/crab is requirement. 7. Enthusiastic about the short term position and willingness to learn new research techniques is admirable. The research requires long hours of sampling during the field season and requires flexibility for availability. Please contact Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay at or 302-233-8453 for additional information or any questions you may have. Please submit your cover letter, resume (or CV), transcript and two names and contact information for your references via online system.


The post-doctoral research associate will be assisting the project director with the various research projects focusing on coastal water quality monitoring, nutrient dynamics, and ecological assessments of the various estuarine and coastal research sites. It will be expected from the post-doctoral research associate to coordinate research activities with the research team including the research technician and students. Post-doctoral candidate must be proficient in both field and laboratory research (50% Field Research & 50% Lab Research). The candidate must have knowledge working with aquatic species (i.e. fish, oyster, crab) and have the background to be proficient with environmental sampling and is familiar with the various water nutrient testing. Specific expectations of a candidate for this project are: 1. To help with planning and organizing field research activities 2. To monitor, collect, and proper storage of environmental samples 3. To analyze water and oyster samples 4. To be instrumental using and calibrating the field and laboratory tools and equipment 5. To prepare stock and working solutions in the laboratory for water quality and other ecological assessment 6. To study the environmental and spatial characteristics of Delaware and Maryland coasts 7. To have the background to understand the relationship between physical, biological, and chemical water quality analyses with the land use activities 8. Assist with ordering laboratory supplies and managing the laboratory 9. Capable of troubleshooting problems occurred during experiments 10. To assist the project director with student training and mentoring 11. To assist the project director with data analysis and statistical assessment 12. To involve in literature collection and writing a scientific publication and project reports 13. To assist the project director with the public outreach activities 14. To assist the project director with the laboratory hands-on training activities of the students The post-doc will work closely with faculty and staff of the Center for the Integrated Biological and Environmental Research (CIBER). The incumbent will work primarily on water quality monitoring and laboratory nutrient analysis, oyster growth and survival, data entry, student training and mentoring, and other duties assigned by the principle investigator. The candidate must have a flexibility with her/his working schedule and strong in environmental monitoring and aquatic ecology background.
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