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CMS Post Doctoral Fellowship

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Marine Science (CMS) is recognized both nationally and internationally for conducting research that contributes to the understanding of environmental processes and problems. Through research, education and outreach, the Center strives to increase knowledge and cultivate public awareness about coastal and marine sciences. This includes a variety of fields such as physical oceanography; marine and coastal biology; marine, atmospheric and natural products chemistry; marine geology; and environmental sciences. Currently there are more than 100 active research programs ongoing at CMS and over 140 scientists, staff and students at CMS. The teaching and research facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway in southeastern North Carolina features state of the art core facilities in spectrometry and spectroscopy, light stable isotopes, DNA and water quality analysis as well as running seawater systems, a coastal workboat fleet and a wide range of oceanographic equipment that are available to all CMS researchers.

The primary responsibility of the position is to conduct research in coastal and marine sciences. Candidates from all marine and coastal sciences or other closely aligned disciplines are encouraged to apply. Communication with potential UNCW mentors prior to submitting an application is highly encouraged for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, resource availability, and expected start date. Please see below for a list of potential faculty mentors at UNCW. Specific areas of interest must be aligned with the current research of two or more UNCW mentors. Applicants with a prior record of interdisciplinary collaborations are particularly welcomed. Candidates must be awarded the Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment starting between July 1 and December 1, 2019. However, applicants do not need to have already received their degree prior to applying. It is also expected that candidates will have a command of the English language.

In order to be considered, you must apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/13975. In addition to the online application, please include a curriculum vitae, summary of doctoral research, proposed research at CMS (including identification of at least 2 UNCW faculty mentors), and contact information for three professional references. These can be attached in our system using the additional documents feature. Review of applications will begin April 30th and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Robert Whitehead (whiteheadrf@uncw.edu)

Faculty Mentors

The following list of professors are potential advisors with at least some funding available to contribute toward the postdoctoral research.  It is strongly encouraged that you contact the professor to discuss the project and amount of funding needed to conduct the research prior to applying for the CMS postdoctoral fellowship.

faculty mentor list

Last name

First name

Department

Avery

Brooks

CHM

Bingham

Fred

PPO

Danner

Ray

BMB

de Souza

Catharina

CMS

Erwin

Patrick

BMB

Eulie

Devon

EVS

Fogarty

Nikki

BMB

Hawkes

Andrea

EOS

Jarvis

Jessie

BMB

Kamel

Stephanie

BMB

Koopman

Heather

BMB

Lane

Chad

EOS

Lee

Soon Goo

CHM

LePabic

Pierre

BMB

Loh

Ai Ning

EOS

Long

Joseph

EOS

Lopez-Legentil

Susanna

BMB

McCall

Jennifer

CHHS

Mead

Ralph

CHM

Pawlik

Joe

BMB

Pricope

Narcisa

EOS

Scharf

Fred

BMB

Skrabal

Steve

CHM

Strangman

Wendy

CMS

Tift

Michael

BMB

Varadarajan

Sridhar

CHM

Wagner

Till

PPO

Warner

Jacob 

BMB

Wilbur

Ami

BMB

Williamson

Thomas

CHM

Williard 

Amanda

BMB

Yopak

Kara

BMB

Zamora

Peter

EOS