The Institute of Biodiversity Science and Sustainability and the Steinhart
Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, are recruiting two (or a total of
four) post-doctoral fellows to be a part of our 5-year Coral Reefs
Initiative. The candidates will be supervised by Drs. Rebecca Albright and
Luiz Rocha and will work closely with other scientists within the Institute
of Biodiversity Science and Sustainability and Steinhart Aquarium with
generous support for laboratory and fieldwork. The positions will focus on:
(Position 1) establishing a coral reproductive model at Steinhart Aquarium
(in conjunction with aquarium staff and global partners), and documenting
carbonate chemistry dynamics and reef metabolism at various field sites;
(Position 2) coral reef genomics and bioinformatics. There is additional
flexibility to propose research projects that complement the California
Academy of Science’s current initiatives. Public outreach through in person
and online interactions will be encouraged. Applicants with expertise in
any area of coral reef biology and conservation will be given full
consideration. However, preference will likely be given to candidates with
experience in the following areas: field expertise, coral reproduction,
larval biology, seawater carbonate chemistry, ocean warming and
acidification, bioinformatics, and genomics.

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 follow instructions at CalAcademy’s SnapHire ( by December 16, 2016.
Please specify your desired start date (which can be as soon as January
2017) in your letter of interest. General inquiries should be sent to
Rebecca Albright ( or 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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