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Postdoctoral Research Associate


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Nat'l Center for Natural Prod Research (10000951)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Job Description

The University of Mississippi is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of Environmental Toxicology for a position that is available 1 March 2020. The ideal candidate would have experience in invertebrate larval rearing and conducting toxicity assays, and an interest in marine conservation and resource management. 


The successful candidate will join a Mississippi-Based RESTORE Center of Excellence funded research program assessing the effects of environmental stressors on oyster development and survival. The goal is to integrate field, laboratory, and policy research on the impacts of low salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen and harmful algal blooms on early life stages of oysters to inform sustainable oyster reef restoration efforts in Mississippi coastal waters. The candidate will perform laboratory exposures and bioassays, and deploy field experiments. Research will be coordinated with the MBRACE Core Research Program, which will conduct in situ water quality monitoring, and the Sea Grant Law Program. There will be opportunities for outreach through partnerships with educational and conservation groups, as well as for developing a broader understanding of marine policy issues.   

Job Information

Applications must be submitted online at Applicants should provide a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. 


The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, MS, which is commonly rated among the top college towns in the country. The School of Pharmacy is ranked in the top six nationally for research funding, and is home to the National Center for Natural Products Research.

Minimum Education/Experience

A Ph.D. in Marine Biology, Environmental Toxicology or a related field must be completed by the time of the appointment. A strong research background, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, is required.

Salary/Wage Information
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