Two postdoctoral positions researching coral reef biology and conservation

The California Academy of Sciences is seeking to hire two postdoctoral positions researching coral reef biology and conservation. Each two-year position will be supported through the Academy’s new Coral Reef Initiative <>.
The candidates will be supervised by Drs. Rebecca Albright and Luiz Rocha and will work closely with CRI project scientists (Dr. Terry Gosliner, Bart Shepherd, amongst others) 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); investigate 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, genomics.

For more information, please visit: http://calacademy.snaphire.

Questions? Contact:,

Rebecca Albright, PhD
Assistant Curator, Invertebrate Zoology
California Academy of Sciences
T  415.379.5307 <>
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

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