Postdoctoral Fellow Positions: Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms


The Gobler Laboratory of Stony Brook University is seeking one or more post-doctoral scholars to join in their study of the environmental factors driving the dominance of species and strains of harmful algae in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Interested candidates should examine our recent publications in this field (specifically Gobler et al 2017; Hattenrath-Lehman and Gobler, 2017; Hattenrath-Lehman and Gobler, 2015; Harke et al 2015) to understand our areas of research and approaches.  Ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. in the aquatic sciences or biology with experience in field and laboratory experiments with phytoplankton and zooplankton and expertise in molecular approaches, bioinformatics associated with high throughput sequencing data, and/or imaging instruments / the Imaging Flow Cytobot as evident by peer-reviewed publications in reputable journals. Competitive salaries and excellent work benefits will be provided to chosen candidates.

Interested candidates should follow the link to apply:



Gobler, C. J., Doherty, O. M., Hattenrath-Lehmann, T. K., Griffith, A. W., Kang, Y., & Litaker, R. W. (2017). Ocean warming since 1982 has expanded the niche of toxic algal blooms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201619575.

Hattenrath-Lehmann, T. K., & Gobler, C. J. (2017). Identification of unique microbiomes associated with harmful algal blooms caused by Alexandrium fundyense and Dinophysis acuminata. Harmful algae68, 17-30.

Hattenrath‐Lehmann, T., & Gobler, C. J. (2015). The contribution of inorganic and organic nutrients to the growth of a North American isolate of the mixotrophic dinoflagellate, Dinophysis acuminata. Limnology and Oceanography60(5), 1588-1603.

Harke, M. J., Davis, T. W., Watson, S. B., & Gobler, C. J. (2015). Nutrient-controlled niche differentiation of western Lake Erie cyanobacterial populations revealed via metatranscriptomic surveys. Environmental science & technology50(2), 604-615.