Job Type: Student / postdoc
Salary Details: 65,000
Deadline: Dec 31, 2023

Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) invites applications for the Ferrante Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in any of the major research areas conducted at GMGI. GMGI is an independent marine research institute with a mission to address critical challenges facing our oceans, human health, and the environment through innovative scientific research and education ( Our research strategy uses molecular and genomic technologies to address questions related to Oceans and Human Health with three main focus areas (1) Marine Biomedicine & Biotechnology, (2) Ecosystem Function & Health and (3) Fisheries & Aquaculture.

Candidates are required to contact GMGI Research Scientists prior to submitting their application to identify mutual research interests and discuss potential research projects. GMGI Research Scientists and their principal areas of interest can be explored by viewing profiles on our website (Research Staff – GMGI – Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute – Gloucester, MA). Awards are competitive with a major emphasis on potential for independent, creative research. The Ferrante Fellowship is initially awarded for one year and supports twelve months of salary with a minimum stipend of $65,000 plus benefits. An additional twelve months of support will be granted pending satisfactory review, totaling 24 months.

GMGI’s benefit package includes:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Medical and Dependent Flex Spending Accounts
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays

Candidates should apply by November 30, 2023 for an anticipated start date in 2024.


Candidates must have completed a PhD degree before the fellowship start date. Candidates with more than 3 years postdoctoral experience before the start date are ineligible. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US.


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Summary of Doctoral Dissertation – One page summary of your doctoral dissertation (Arial 11pt, single-spaced, 1-inch margins in all directions).
  • Research Proposal – A brief research proposal (3 pages maximum inclusive of references, Arial 11pt, single-spaced, 1-inch margins in all directions) describing research to be pursued during a two-year tenure and professional development statement (e.g., how this fellowship would complement your expertise and help to achieve your career goals). The proposal should include the following sections:
    • Title
    • Background and Significance
    • Goals and Objectives
    • Experimental Approach
    • Timeline
    • Professional Development
    • References

Proposed research must be relevant to GMGI major research areas and must be discussed prior to submission with the proposed GMGI Research Scientist who will serve as the Postdoctoral Advisor.

  • Support Letter from proposed GMGI Postdoctoral Advisor – A support letter is required from a GMGI Research Scientist indicating their willingness to serve as Advisor and providing an assessment of the candidate’s suitability for the proposed research.
  • Reference Letters – Two additional letters of reference are required, one of which must be from the candidate’s PhD supervisor.


Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) was launched in 2013 in the belief that the ocean represents a new source of opportunity. As a not-for-profit whose ambitious mission is to “address critical challenges facing our oceans, human health and the environment through innovative scientific research and education” GMGI is demonstrating that there is vast potential in marine science discovery powered by genomics.


Combine the CV, Summary of Doctoral Dissertation, and Research Proposal into one pdf document prior to uploading to this link:

Candidates will be advised by their prospective Advisor on the procedure for submission of reference letters.