Postdoc opportunity on seagrass ecology, data analysis and synthesis

at Florida International University

Dr. Jim Fourqurean with the Institute of Environment at Florida international University seeks a motivated post-doctoral researcher. Along with other projects to be developed in consultation with the advisor, the post-doc will work with the C-GRASS working group (Coordinated Global Research Assessment of Seagrass Systems) to lead a synthesis of current seagrass data to understand the status and trends of this valuable coastal ecosystem. The post-doc will be expected to work closely with this broad international team to acquire, curate, and analyze both in situ and remotely-sensed data on seagrass extent, composition, and associated characteristics. Therefore, strong quantitative skills are recommended; applicants with prior experience in seagrass ecology, remote sensing, and data synthesis are preferred. The position will be based in Miami. Initial funding is for one year (beginning Jan 1, 2021) but the position may be extended by mutual agreement of the post-doc and supervisor.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522286 at and attach a CV, three recent publications and an outline of career goals as individual pdf attachments.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 25, 2020.  Review will continue until position is filled.

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing FacilityFIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law


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