Postdoc position

Acropora palmata coral in the Florida Keys (1 year starting 1 Feb 2020)


The goal of this project is to determine why A. palmata in the Dry Tortugas grows faster and has higher survivorship than their genetic clones in other areas of the Florida Keys. This is collaborative work between Dr. Andrea Grottoli at the Ohio State University ( and Dr. Ilsa Kuffner at the U.S. Geological Survey ( as part of the ongoing permitted research in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS-2016-085-A1), Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO-2019-SCI-005), and Biscayne National Park (BISC-2019-SCI-0010) Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies, (CREST, The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of this project including a a collection trip in the Florida Keys followed by lipid, stable isotope, and other laboratory analyses, journal publication of results, and presentation and a scientific conference. This postdoc position is for one year starting in February 2020. Applicants must hold a PhD or are scheduled to defend their PhD in 2019, and have a record of publication. PhD should be in Biology, Earth Sciences, Marine Sciences, or similar field. Experience with coral research (including fieldwork), lipid analyses, and isotopic analyses are highly desired. Applicants should apply directly to by 3 November 2019. Be sure to include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, copy of PhD transcript, and the names and contact information of 3 letter writers (one must be PhD advisor) as a single .pdf document with the application. Additional information about Dr. Grottoli’s research can be found at