Dream job

I should be doing this instead of rushing handouts and slides.

Sedili tomorrow. Everything almost done, except the slides and praying for good weather.
May there be plenty of crabs, sea stars and frogs.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Marine Invertebrates

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to help coordinate and take part in
a large-scale biodiversity survey and associated genetic barcoding effort
focused on the marine invertebrates of Moorea (French Polynesia). The ideal
candidate would be an experienced marine invertebrate systematist, with good
general knowledge of invertebrates, track record in systematics, field
collecting skills including SCUBA sampling, and good people and organization
skills. Molecular phylogenetic and photographic skills are a plus. The
position is available from August, for up to three years.

It is based at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, with 3+
months per year in the field, at the Gump Research Station on Moorea. The
project is part of the Moorea Biocode Project, funded by the Gordon and
Betty Moore Foundation, with the objective to taxonomically document and
genetically characterize “all” macroorganisms in an island ecosystem. Marine
and terrestrial flora and fauna of Moorea will all be targeted through
intensive sampling, identification work, vouchering, photodocumentation,
genetic sampling, and DNA sequencing of component species. The postdoctoral
fellow will help coordinate and lead the effort on marine invertebrates. S/he
will be expected to oversee field sampling, including visits by numerous
taxonomic specialists, coordinate students and technicians, help with
morpho-sorting, specimen preparation, identification, and photography.

S/he will also have time to pursue research on his/her taxonomic specialty.
If interested, please send a copy of your CV, a statement of research
interest and experience, pdfs of two relevant publications, and names and
contact details of 3 references, to Gustav Paulay (paulay@flmnh. ufl.edu) by
March 31. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution.


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