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EOAS Marine Turtle PostDoc Position Available

Mon, 2017/01/30 - 9:12am -- shawn
Sea Turtle


The Marine Turtle Ecology and Conservation Lab at the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University seeks 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. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in ongoing research projects, initiate new research projects, and engage with the ongoing outreach programs active in the lab. More information on the scope of projects underway at the Lab is available at:

Applicants from across the spectrum of marine science and conservation are encouraged, with:

  • Advanced GIS and remote sensing skills, preferably experience with R, Python, and open source software.
  • Strong background in integrating environmental data with species information from surveys, tracking, etc.
  • Knowledge of geospatial analysis for conservation/ecology, such as species distribution modeling, species habitat models, habitat fragmentation, change detection
  • Experience working with students and/or capacity building.
  • Experience conducting field work at nesting and in-water sea turtle projects.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for up to one additional year conditional upon performance and availability of funding.

Inquiries should be directed to Mariana Fuentes at

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information -


To apply, 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.


Review of applications will begin Feb. 15, 2017, until the position is filled.