Postdoctoral Research Associate position available!

The Fisheries Oceanography and Ecology Lab (Department of Coastal Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the field of Fisheries Oceanography. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of senior and early-career scientists at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Oregon State University on a project funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to examine the ecology of deep-pelagic larval fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. More information on this project can be found here.

The successful candidate must have a doctorate degree in biological/fisheries oceanography or a related field, and a demonstrated ability in publishing results in the peer-reviewed literature. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background, including multivariate statistical approaches. Preferred qualifications also include: experience in ichthyoplankton or zooplankton taxonomy and identification, particularly mesopelagic taxa; previous research experience related to plankton trophic ecology; and experience managing large databases.

The appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and availability of funds. Salary is $45,000/year, and benefits are included. Eligibility for this position is conditional on a USM background check. The position will be based out of USM’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory located in Ocean Springs, MS. For more information about the Department of Coastal Science, or the University of Southern Mississippi, please visit For direct inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Frank Hernandez

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for three references using the USM Human Resources website (Posting Number 0004665).

The closing date for applications is October 31, 2017.