The Institute of Biodiversity Science and Sustainability and the
Steinhart Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, are recruiting
four post-doctoral fellows to be a part of our new 5-year Coral Reefs
Initiative. Positions are for 2 years (renewable), have several
potential start dates (2016-2018), and come with generous support for
laboratory and field work.

The post-doctoral fellows will work closely with Dr. Luiz Rocha (reef
fish taxonomy, ecology, and evolution), Dr. Rebecca Albright (global
coral reef ecology), Dr. Pim Bongaerts (reef coral taxonomy, ecology,
and evolution), and Steinhart Aquarium Director Bart Shepherd (coral
restoration), as well as our other coral reef curators Dr. Terry
Gosliner (nudibranchs), Dr. Gary Williams (soft corals) and Dr. Rich
Mooi (echinoderms). Desired research expertise include mesophotic reef
biology, genomics, bioinformatics, coral reef conservation, and
ecological data analyses, but applicants with expertise in any area of
coral reef evolution, ecology, and conservation will be given full
consideration. The California Academy of Sciences is also a public
facing institution that receives ~1.5 million visitors every year, so
public outreach through in person and online interactions will be

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant discipline at the time
of hiring, be able to work collaboratively across the different
laboratories and departments involved, and have strong academic
publication and outreach records. California Academy of Sciences
post-docs are expected to participate in a wide variety of outreach
programs, both online and in our public museum.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a
2-page research statement summarizing your research accomplishments
and goals to SnapHire
( at the
CalAcademy website by September 24, 2016. Please specify your desired
start date in your letter of interest. General inquiries should be
sent to Luiz Rocha (

The California Academy of Sciences is a scientific and educational
institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on
Earth. Based in San Francisco?s Golden Gate Park, it is home to a
world-class natural history museum, aquarium, and planetarium?all
under one living roof.

Luiz A. Rocha, PhD
Associate Curator and Follett Chair of Ichthyology
California Academy of Sciences
p. 415.379.5370
f.  415.379.5731

55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

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