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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Harmful Algal Blooms
William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
Date Posted 05/01/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information

Present Position Number F0118V
Role Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - Harmful Algal Blooms
Position Summary

William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science/School of Marine Science (VIMS/SMS) invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to join in their study of the impact of harmful algal bloom (HAB) species and their toxins on aquatic organisms, and the environmental controls on bloom formation and toxin production.

Required Qualifications


Ph.D. or similar terminal degree in marine biology, chemistry, environmental science or a related discipline at the time of appointment.


  • Experience with conducting research focused on the impacts of HAB species on aquatic organisms, the environmental controls on bloom impacts, or bloom dynamics
  • Publication, submission or acceptance of at least one peer-reviewed paper focused on the impacts of HAB species on aquatic organisms
Preferred Qualifications


  • Strong publication record commensurate with experience
  • Research experience in culturing phytoplankton, particularly HAB species
  • Experience with single-cell isolation of harmful algae and/or conducting culturing experiments
  • Experience conducting laboratory bioassays with HAB cultures and aquatic organisms such as finfish and shellfish
  • Experience performing microscopic identification of marine and estuarine phytoplankton
  • Experience conducting HAB field experiments
Department 171100 Aquatic Health Science
Location VIMS - Gloucester
Job Open Date 04/30/2021
Review Begin Date 06/05/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Instructional Faculty
Special Application Instructions

Application materials for the position should include:
1) a cover letter describing professional education, experience, and suitability for the position
2) a full curriculum vitae
3) a statement on research interests, including a specific statement on how the applicant is interested in and fully committed to diversity and inclusion
4) the names and titles, institutional addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Background Check Statement

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Benefits Summary Statement

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

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