A postdoctoral position in computational biological oceanography is available under the mentorship of Dr. Caz Taylor (Center for Computational Science and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans). The successful candidate will further develop existing computational particle-tracking models that use underlying oceanographic data to simulate larval movement in the Gulf of Mexico. The models will be applied to research the movements and population connectivity of blue crabs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Blue crabs are an ecologically and economically important species and there are many possible applications of the research including connections with fisheries management, food web analysis, population genetics, and research into the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The postdoctoral researcher will develop his/her own research questions and will be expected to present results at scientific conferences and publish in peer- reviewed journals.
The one year position, to start July 2012, is supported by grant funding with a salary of $40,000 and standard benefits with possible extension to a second year if funding can be secured.
Requirements include: (1) Strong computational and programming skills, prefer experience in C++ and matlab; (2) Demonstrated research excellence; (3) Strong oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests and expertise complement the research project but outstanding applicants looking to broaden their field of interest will also be seriously considered.
Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.
To apply, send a cover letter and CV electronically to: Dr. Caz Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org