Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioluminescence Response

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Florida Atlantic University
Fort Pierce, Florida
$50,000 - $55,000
May 21, 2019
Jun 20, 2019
Ocean Science
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Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioluminescence Response, Fort Pierce, FL.

The Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioluminescence Sensor Development, will characterize the bioluminescence response of marine organisms with new prototype sensor systems being developed at HBOI. One sensor system will measure the temporal kinetics and intensity of bioluminescence responses concurrently with several ancillary measurements including a holographic imaging system, shear probes, and sensors to measure the optical properties of water. Several types of marine organisms will be tested in the lab, including phytoplankton, microzooplankton, Cnidaria, and krill. Another sensor system is a SPLATcam, which images the bioluminescence responses of organisms impacting a screen during water column profiling. The Fellow is expected to be involved in aspects of development and characterization of these systems. The Fellow is also expected to participate in field deployments with these systems, data interpretation in terms of organism distributions in time and space, and publication of results.

Minimum Qualification:  

Ph.D from an accredited institution with applicable coursework in an appropriate scientific degree required at time of application.

Strong proficiency in MATLAB required.

Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team with scientists, engineers of different disciplines (electronic, optical, software and computer), technicians and students required.

Ability to travel, perform fieldwork, and participate in oceanographic research cruises required.

Experience with organisms in the marine environment, bioluminescence behavioral responses, and ocean optics preferred.

Ability to work flexible hours when required to conduct fieldwork and research cruises.

Must have valid driver’s license.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Postdoctoral Fellow Bioluminescence Response) on the Office of Human Resources' job website (  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

Recommendation letters should be submitted directly Catherine Rossmell ( subject of the email should clearly state the name of the candidate and the position.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ06054)

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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