Deadline: November 1, 2023
The Smithsonian Marine Station is part of the National Museum of Natural History and is a research center specializing in marine ecosystems of Florida. Research efforts focus on the Indian River Lagoon, a highly biodiverse estuary of national significance that spans 250 km along the east coast of Florida, and adjacent offshore waters, with comparative studies conducted throughout coastal Florida. Areas of research interest include the biology and ecology of seagrass, soft sediments, mangroves, oyster and coral reefs ecosystems, marine microbiology, chemical ecology, biogeochemistry and ocean acidification, and life histories of marine organisms. In 2023, one additional postdoctoral fellowship will be offered for research that utilizes confocal microscopy as an integral part of the fellow’s research program. A Zeiss LSM800 confocal laser scanning microscope with Airyscan is available on site.
Eligibility: Determination of the fellowship category for which to apply should be based on the anticipated academic level at the time the fellowship would begin: Senior Fellowships – Applicants must have held a Ph.D. or equivalent for at least 7 years. Applicants who have received the Ph.D. or equivalent before June 1, 2016 are eligible to apply for senior fellowships. Postdoctoral Fellowships – for scholars up to seven years beyond the Ph.D.
No employee or contractor of the Smithsonian Institution may hold a Smithsonian fellowship during the time of his/her employment or contract, nor may an award be offered to any person who has been employed by or under contract to the Institution in the previous year, without the prior approval of the Office Academic Appointments and Internships (OAAI).
Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English. All application materials must be presented in English (foreign transcripts may be translated, see below).
Term: 12-24 months. In accepting an appointment, the fellow is expected to be in residence at the Smithsonian Marine Station except for approved absences.
Stipend: $57,000 annually plus health insurance allowance and research allowance up to $5,000 annually.