A postdoctoral position is available at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) to work on a project titled “Enhancing coral resilience against climate warming”. This project will combine in-situ and ex-situ experiential work with corals in Bermuda and will assess to what extend thermal stress exposure can provide beneficial stress conditioning. A number of physiological traits and molecular responses will be measured to define phenotypic plasticity and underlying mechanisms of stress conditioning. The postdoc will be supervised by Drs. Samantha de Putron and Yvonne Sawall (BIOS) and will contribute to overall project management, conduct ex-situ and in-situ experimental work, conduct laboratory measurements, attend conferences, and contribute to data analysis, manuscript writing and preparation of proposals. This project is a collaborative project with Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley (CCMI, Cayman Islands) and Dr. Hollie Putnam (URI, USA) and potential opportunities exist to also participate in research in Cayman and Hawaii. All PIs will be committed to maximizing the research experience of the postdoc and to ensuring they foster the professional skills required for long-term career success.
BIOS is an oceanographic research institution that recently merged with Arizona State University (ASU). At BIOS, the post-doc will mainly work with the currently modernized mesocosm facility and advanced in-situ instrumentation. Lab-based work may be split between BIOS and ASU.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in marine biology or similar field, with preference given to those with a background in coral or invertebrate biology and experience in experimental work. An active research diving certificate (AASU or similar) is beneficial as well as experience in bioinformatics.
The duration of the postdoc is for two years with the potential for extension dependent on performance and available funding. The preferred start date is February / March 2023.
Interested candidates should submit their application to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references; to our HR department at (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Yvonne Sawall (email@example.com) and/or Dr. Samantha de Putron (firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidate should outline their motivation for applying for this position and relevant experience in their cover letter. Full consideration of applications guaranteed until September 15th 2022. Potential consideration thereafter until position is filled.
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. non-for-profit marine research and educational organization based in Bermuda. For over 100 years BIOS has been committed to seeking and sharing fundamental knowledge of the oceans and complex environmental issues through exploration, hands-on programs, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art research methods.
BIOS is an equal opportunity employer with a drug-free workplace and excellent learning environment.
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research and education organization with 501(c)(3) status and a Bermuda Registered Charity #116 employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people.
Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
HR Officer HR@bios.edu