Postdoctoral Fellow, Mangrove Lab 2- Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tulane University
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mangrove Lab 2- Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Open Date:
Aug 16, 2023

The Mangrove Lab at Tulane University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on questions of field-based blue carbon science. This includes both physical and social sciences. The exact topic of the research performed by the Research Fellow can be self-motivated and defined but should be synergistic with ongoing research in the Mangrove Lab. Areas of interest include:

·         Mangrove carbon stocks, and site-scale drivers of variation

·         Greenhouse gas flux measurements in blue carbon ecosystems (using LI-COR or equivalent)

·         Blue carbon budgets

·         Blue carbon accounting using existing carbon credit protocols (e.g., Verra) or national accounting guidance

·         Social science aspects of blue carbon, including investigating socioeconomic and governance constraints to blue carbon projects

 International field work will be expected, and may include the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. The candidate should show willingness to conduct remote fieldwork in these locations for extended periods of time.

 The candidate will also gain experience in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in their field of expertise. The candidate will join the Mangrove Lab, a vibrant group of students and researchers interested in topics related to mangrove forests and blue carbon. The candidate will be expected to make a positive, supportive and constructive contribution to this research group. For more information please visit

 The Research Fellow and PI will create a mentorship and career plan at the beginning of this position. The position is for one year and can be renewed for another year after an annual review, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding. This position is expected to start as soon as possible


Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Ecology, Geosciences, Geochemistry or similar. The candidate will have a demonstrated background in a) field-based blue carbon assessments and lab-based soil analyses; and/or b) social science techniques. Fluency in statistics and data analysis in Matlab, R or equivalent is required for physical sciences applicants. Expertise in GIS will be an advantage

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit the following information.

  • CV, including list of publications
  • List of 2 references & contact information for individuals who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications beyond information available in the CV
  • Statement of Interest, including a brief proposal (maximum 2 pages) for research you envision completing in this position

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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