Evaluating climate effects on black sea bass and Atlantic cod stocks
OAI is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to work on a 2-year project to evaluate climate effects on distribution and recruitment of Northeast US fish stocks. The successful candidate would be an active member of collaborators at Northeast Fisheries Science Center, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and Rutgers University. The research project will 1) evaluate management strategies under scenarios where distribution and productivity of populations are affected by climate and 2) evaluate climate effects on at least 2 fish stocks that are commercially important in the Northeast United States.
Black sea bass and Gulf of Maine Atlantic cod are of primary interest for investigations of climate effects as they will be undergoing research track assessments in 2022 and 2023, respectively. Ongoing projects at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center has expanded a general state-space age-structured assessment framework (github.com/timjmiller/wham). The successful candidate for this position would further extend the model to allow relevant climate effects on the above stocks, apply this model to these stocks to evaluate evidence for climate effects, and evaluate the relative performance of models that account for climate effects using a management strategy evaluation framework. The post-doctoral collaborator will also lead publication of peer-review articles on this research and present the work at scientific and stock assessment working group meetings.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Location: The postdoc will be hosted by the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center at the Woods Hole Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. The position may be worked remotely or on-site (post COVID-19).
Salary: The rate of pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- Ph.D. in quantitative fisheries, statistics, applied mathematics, marine fisheries ecology, theoretical ecology, or a related field.
- Strong quantitative skills are required.
- Experience in quantitative modeling, stock assessment, population dynamics, statistics, and computer programming (R, Template Model Builder, AD Model Builder) is preferred.
- The successful candidate will be motivated and capable of working independently and collaboratively.
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Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application.
Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following:
- Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.
- Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education.
- Previous experience or training with similar requirements.
- Three professional references.
- Include your name in the document file name.
- Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).
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