Job Opportunity


The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida (USF) is offering a 2-year Visiting Research Associate/Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow position. We are seeking an outstanding scientist with a recent doctoral degree, generally awarded within the last 5 years in marine science, oceanography, or a closely related field.  The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in scholarly productivity and academic achievement, and have an expertise that complements a specialty within the College of Marine Science. Successful candidates must meet the completion of the Ph.D. requirements no later than end of Spring 2010 semester at their institution. The successful candidate will work with one or several of our ranked faculty for the purpose of conducting high-quality research, publishing results, assisting in training graduate students, and participating in securing extramural funds.

The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership Peter R. Betzer Endowment provides a 2 year appointment with a competitive salary including a full fringe benefits package and $2,000 for research  expenses.  After the completion of the 2-year term, the appointment can be continued using extramural funding and assuming satisfactory performance.

The College of Marine Science at USF is a rapidly expanding group spanning all of the major marine science disciplines. We encourage interested applicants to review our research programs by visiting our web site at:

For information regarding the available position, please contact Dr. Albert C. Hine, Chair, Visiting Research Associate Search Committee, 727-553-1161

Apply online at

Please submit a statement of research interests specifying the research contributions you could provide to College of Marine Science;  include name(s) of potential collaborating College of Marine Science faculty, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three referees, no later than December 1, 2009. For disability accommodations, please call (727) 553-3942 at least five (5) working days in advance of need.

Under the Florida Sunshine Law, applications and search committee meetings are open to the public.  USF is an EO/EA/AA  Institution.

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