Smithsonian Marine Station Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


November 1, 2023

The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida is pleased to offer annual 1-2 year postdoctoral fellowships, including a new fellowship supported by the Link Foundation. 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.

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

Notification Date: January 31


Valerie Paul,

Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, 701 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

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