Do you marvel at the elegance of marine biology and have broad working knowledge of marine plants or r-selected marine organisms?
Do you love contributing to an interdisciplinary team of scientists focused on marine biology?
Does national security research in the maritime environment excite you?
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
We are seeking a Marine Biologist Postdoctoral Fellow to help expand our biology group’s expertise in the field of marine biology. As part of the Biological Sciences Group in the Research and Exploratory Development Department, this position is at the forefront of APL's mission to provide critical contributions to critical challenges. A highly motivated and dedicated Marine Biologist will be able to contribute to building extraordinary expertise in pursuit of challenges in biological sciences across the defense and national health application spaces. Desired experience includes study of the life-cycle biology of r-selected marine invertebrates and experience with a variety of organisms (e.g. barnacles, mussels, polychaetes, and jellyfish) or exploring marine plant or macroalgae lifecycles with experience establishing a variety of plant species. You should be capable of mentoring associate staff members and managing aquarists in experimental design and aquatic life support system management.
As a Marine Biologist...
• Your primary role will be advancing efforts in marine biology, including anti-fouling technology, studying how anthropogenic stresses affect marine environments, and building new application spaces for marine biology within the realm of operational biology.
• You will be an advocate for your discipline and champion the inclusion of marine biology into projects across APL.
• You will support study design, execution, and data analysis as a technical leader in your field.
• You will communicate key findings both internally across teams and externally to sponsors.
• You will join a dedicated team and contribute to Marine Biology strategy.
• You will be a part of a team providing leadership in the development of new opportunities and support internal initiatives, driving technical innovation and growth in areas relevant to APL sponsors.
• You will participate in the biology and greater APL community, to include presenting data at Lab meetings and to Department management.
• You will participate in collaboration and innovation opportunities to help ensure the success of APL’s mission.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you have...
• Ph.D. in Marine Biology or related discipline.
• Demonstrated laboratory expertise with marine invertebrates or plants.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills; ability to lead and contribute to teams from any position.
• Are able to obtain an interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have...
• Demonstrated expertise in anti-fouling technology or marine coatings. Relevant expertise includes controlled studies in both the field and the laboratory.
• Experience setting up marine biology focused laboratory space.
• Knowledge or experience with materials science, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or genomics.
Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.