Postdoctoral Associate – Florida A&M University

The School of Environment is pleased to announce the acceptance of qualified candidates for the Postdoctoral Associate vacancy.


The National Oceanic Atmospheric Association Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystem (CCME) led by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in partnership with Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Jackson State University (JSU), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), and the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate who will work with the CCME focus areas and Focal Area Leads. The NOAA-CCME’s primary mission is to educate a new generation of scientists in environmental and closely related NOAA relevant sciences, particularly from underrepresented minority communities who are versed in NOAA-related sciences and the U.S. framework for coastal and ocean planning, and to produce integrated research products in support of marine and coastal management and NOAA’s long term goals for healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities and economies.

Responsibilities for this position are as follows: Coordinates research activities in collaboration with CCME PIs; Assists CCME faculty with laboratory and field-based student research and training activities; Prepares a research doctoral plan and report to include relevant NOAA/CCME research that includes a required 6-month collaborative research visit at a NOAA research facility (location/dates TBD); Conducts research in a NOAA research laboratory; Develops an independent research project in an area of marine/coastal/estuarine ecology, biogeochemistry; Participates and/or develops leveraged research grants; Presents at professional scientific meetings and publishes in peer reviewed journals; Facilitates research experiences for CCME undergraduate and graduate students; Works with CCME undergraduate students to prepare them for other NOAA opportunities; and performs other related duties as assigned by the CCME director.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Marine Science, Environmental Science or related field with experience in coastal, marine, estuarine ecology and/or biochemistry.

Recommended Competencies

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following:

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Research experience in a relevant field and demonstrated productivity and evidence for independent research;
  • Experience in field sampling; and
  • Experience in collecting data and managing large databases.

Pay Plan

This is a 12 month Faculty position.

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate is subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks and verification of education. An official college transcript, a high school diploma, or other educational documents must be submitted, where applicable, at the time of employment.Only United States (U.S.) citizens or aliens who have a legal right to work in the U.S. are eligible for employment. Federal law requires proof of your authorization to work in the United States. You will be required to provide proof of your identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of employment.Section 110.1128, Florida Statutes, prohibits employment by the State (including re-hire after a break in service) of any male born after October 1, 1962, who failed to register with the Selective Service System, under the provisions of the U.S. Military Selective Service Act, during the person’s period of eligibility (ages 18 through 25). Additionally, if currently employed by the State, this law prohibits the promotion of such person. You may be required to provide documentation.

How To Apply

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history and education details even if attaching a resume. If you are a current FAMU employee, you must apply through Self Service in iRattler. This search is being conducted under Florida law, including the Sunshine law and Public Records law.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you require a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 at least ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling TDD via FRS (800) 955-8771.

Equal Opportunity/Access

Florida A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer including minorities, women, Veterans’ and individuals with disabilities.

Time Limited Position

This position is “time-limited”. Time limited positions are funded by a contract or grant, auxiliaries and local funds having a defined expiration date. Persons hired in such positions are eligible to attain permanent status with the University but are not entitled to retention rights in the event of the expiration and/or non-renewal of the contract or grant.

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