Post-Doc in Lake Food Web Ecology

Responsibilities: Successful applicant will conduct research on the Lake Champlain food web, including the application of stable isotopes and other biomarkers, to evaluate the potential impacts of looming invasive species (e.g., quagga mussels, round gobies) on food web dynamics with an emphasis on the forage fish community.

Qualifications: Competitive applicants will have experience working with biomarkers (especially stable isotopes), a background in fisheries, aquatic ecology, limnology or equivalent field, a demonstrated aptitude for organization, and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds in a team environment. An ideal candidate would have prior experience sampling in large lakes with a variety of fish and limnology sampling gears, working with food-web models, and programming experience (e.g., R or Python).

Period of Work: Two years fully funded, starting in winter/spring 2019. Position is based out of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory at the University of Vermont.

Eligibility: PhD must be completed prior to start of post-doc.

Salary: $49,000 USD per year plus benefits.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references in a single PDF document to Professors Ellen Marsden ( and Jason Stockwell ( Review of applications begins September 30.