Physiological Ecologist Position

Rick McCourt mccourt at
Wed Jan 20 09:49:02 EST 1999


 The Academy of Natural Sciences' Estuarine Research Center invites
applicants for
a research position in estuarine ecology at the Assistant Curator level.
We are
seeking outstanding individuals holding a Ph.D. in ecology, environmental
or another appropriate discipline,  having postdoctoral experience in areas of
research that complement our strengths in metal and nutrient biogeochemistry,
estuarine food webs, and population and community ecology, and with an
interest in
developing a research focus in estuarine systems.  Candidates with research
interests in: 1) Physiological Ecology, with interests in physiological or
toxicological mechanisms that control trophic interactions, and 2) Plankton
Ecology, with interests in food web dynamics, or carbon and nutrient
cycling are
encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an
externally-funded research program and collaborate with Academy and ERC staff.
The Estuarine Research Center is located 40 miles southeast of Washington,
in a new research facility on the Patuxent River, a subestuary of
Chesapeake Bay.
Further information is available at  Applications received by 1
February 1999 will be given full consideration.  Applicants should submit a
curriculum vitae, a letter stating research and career goals, and the names,
addresses, telephone numbers, and email address of three references to:
Curator #669, Academy of Natural Sciences, Estuarine Research Center, 10545
Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685.  EOE


JOB TITLE: Assistant Curator  DATE: 19 June 1998

GROUP: Estuarine Research Center DEPARTMENT/SECTION:

REPORTS TO: Center Director

 The Assistant Curator serves as a member of the senior scientific staff of the
Center, and reports to the Center Director.  The Assistant Curator is
for developing and conducting research in his/her area of environmental
for developing a publication and outreach record, and attracting funding
for the
research, and for developing, in conjunction with the Director and other senior
scientific staff, a long-range plan for Center research.

1.Establish and conduct an original, innovative research program in an
environmental science.

2.Seek financial support for research program from federal and state agencies,
foundations and/or corporations.

3.Establish a strong professional reputation through participation in local and
national professional meetings and organizations, seminars, workshops and other
such activities.

4.As Project Leader:
 a. Develop active, funded research program.
 b. Overall administrative, scientific and financial responsibility for
under her/his leadership.
     c. Supervise project personnel.

Education: Ph.D. in an appropriate science discipline.
Qualifications:  promising research program as demonstrated through Ph.D.
and good publications; potential to attract funds for research program;
postdoctoral experience a plus.

Working conditions/physical demands:  office and/or laboratory working
environment; field work (sometimes strenuous) as required by basic and applied
research programs.

Richard M. McCourt, Ph.D.
Associate Curator of Botany
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215/299-1157; fax 215/299-1028
email:  mccourt at

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