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Postdoctoral Associate
Marine and Environmental Science
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Department of Marine and Environmental Science at Hampton University invites applications for one self-motivated Postdoctoral Associate position beginning in 1 July 2020 to investigate the effects of ocean acidification on fish neurosensory physiology under the workscope of an NSF CAREER Award.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically Black University (HBCU) located on the Tidewater Peninsula in Hampton, Virginia. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include planning experiments consistent with grant deliverables, collecting and transporting research subjects, performing animal husbandry and leading the project’s carbonate chemistry sampling effort, exposing populations of sound-producing fishes to changes in abiotic environmental parameters including CO2 and temperature, conducting electrophysiological assays using the Auditory Brainstem Response, conducting morphological analyses of fish neurosensory anatomy, entering and analyzing data, and writing reports and peer-reviewed journal articles resulting from research. The candidate will be expected to perform experiments in residence at a remote field station in coastal Virginia. The candidate will be expected to present study results at national an international conferences.


The successful candidate must have an earned Doctorate in Marine Science, Oceanography, Environmental Science, Fisheries, and or a related discipline and live-animal neurosensory experience with vertebrate subjects. Candidates must have or be able to obtain currently compliant CITI module and IACUC training before handling live vertebrates.


Candidates must have a demonstrated record of funded research and publications in fish ecology and/or neurophysiology and ecology. Candidates must have documentable physiological training, proficiency with fisheries field techniques, experience with compliance and reporting processes in vertebrate subject research, and experience performing statistical analyses in the R program. Previous experience with fish auditory electrophysiology is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a letter outlining the candidate's commitment to professional and scholarly work; a curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications may be mailed to:

Dr. Andrij Z. Horodysky

Department of Marine and Environmental Science

3 Shore Road

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

*Hampton University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer.

**No phone calls.

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