Fish Ecology Post-Doctoral Researcher
We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project joint between scientists at the National Marine Fisheries Service and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution examining the ecology of forage species, especially meso-pelagic fishes and euphausiids, at the New England continental shelf break and slope. The successful applicant will quantify patterns in the abundance and distribution of these taxa in relation to environmental conditions (e.g., CTD data, satellite observations, climate indices) via statistical analysis and will quantify their interaction with higher predators, especially commercial fishes, via stomach content data and evacuation rate models. These analyses will draw upon multiple existing datasets, including: stomach content data collected during stock assessment surveys (1973-present); zooplankton net surveys (1977-present); bottom trawl surveys (1973-present); and other fishery-independent surveys.
This is a two-year position, ideally starting January 2013, and comes with discretionary funds for travel and equipment. Competitive salary will be offered as well as health, dental, 401K, paid vacation, sick and federal holidays.
Applicants should have a PhD in fish ecology, fisheries oceanography, fisheries, or related field. A quantitative background with experience in programming and statistics, especially spatial statistics and multi-variate analyses (e.g., GLM, GAM), is particularly desirable.
The position is administered by Integrated Statistics, and supported by a grant from the Lenfest Ocean Program. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter including research interests, and the names of two references to HR@IntegratedStatistics.com.