CCWG Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - Monday, April 16, 2012

The Central Coast Wetlands Group at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is offering a twelve-month Postdoctoral Scholar Award to participate in State efforts to improve wetland and stream monitoring and characterization. Applicant should hold a Doctoral Degree in the fields of Biology, Community Ecology or Coastal Watershed Processes or related fields.  Applicants should have received their doctoral degree within the past 3 years. The research will focus on status and trends of seasonal estuaries / coastal confluences and the development of wetland and riparian monitoring programs for the central coast.  The recipient of the award will receive a stipend of up to $50,000 in compensation and benefits for a 12 month appointment. In addition, limited support is available for travel expenses, equipment, supplies and special services.  Second year appointment is contingent on additional grant funding. For a little more information about the project, go to the project page.

Application will be reviewed beginning: April 16th 2012. 

Areas of Research Focus:

  • Evaluation of status and trends of seasonal estuaries / coastal confluences
  • Development of regional numeric indicators of creek and river conditions
  • Development of wetland and riparian monitoring programs for the central coast
  • Wetland/ coastal habitat adaptations to Climate Change
  • Grant writing and management

Additional tasks may include:

  • Data Analysis and research publication
  • Implementation of the California Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring Program (WRAMP).
  • Graduate course instruction at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to rclark@mlml.calstate.edu by April 16. Include a description of your qualifications as well as why you think this position is right for you. Additionally please send contact information for 3 academic and/or professional references. Qualified applicants will be contacted after the close date.