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Post-Doctoral position in marine spatial ecology (FSU JOB ID 50720) We seek a talented and enthusiastic Postdoctoral researcher in marine spatial ecology to join an active group working on developing science-based solutions for the conservation and management of marine megafauna. Research will focus primarily on assessing the risk of vessel strike on marine turtles, but the successful candidate will also be expected to participate in ongoing research projects, initiate new research projects, and engage with the ongoing outreach programs active in the lab. We encourage applicants from across the spectrum of marine science and conservation, with:

  • A PhD, with expertise in spatial ecology, marine biology, animal movement or related field (Required). 
  • Advanced analytical, statistical, and GIS skills (Required). 
  • Proven project and data management skills (Required). 
  • Strong background in integrating environmental data with species information from surveys, tracking, etc (Desired). 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders (Desired). 
  • Experience deploying and analyzing data from multi-sensor biologging devices (Desired). 
  • Experience working with students and/or capacity building (Desired). 
  • Experience leading and conducting sea turtle in-water projects (Desired). 
  • Experience as a small boat operator (REQUIRED).  
  • Strong work ethic (REQUIRED). 
The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for up to four additional years conditional upon performance and availability of funding.  
To apply: Review of applications will begin June 01st , 2022, until the positions are filled. Please submit a single pdf that includes: (1) cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) statement of research interests; (3) a detailed curriculum vitae; and (4) names and contact information for three references. Further inquiries should be directed to Dr. Mariana Fuentes ( To apply please see the job posting below: