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NSERC Visiting Fellowship - Post-doc Research - Arctic Fish Population Dynamics or Fisheries Ecosystem Modeling

An exciting opportunity exists to join the highly innovative, interdisciplinary Stock Assessment and Integrated Ecosystem Research Section of the Arctic Aquatic Research Division of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The successful candidate for the Arctic Fish Population Dynamics or Fisheries Ecosystem Modeling position must be proficient in constructing and analysing mathematical models and interested in the application of these methods to the development, fitting and analysis of a suite of dynamic statistics models, from surplus production, age-structured, management strategy evaluation and mark-recaptured models to ecotrophic dynamics models. Our current work encompasses the integrative monitoring and assessment of environmental and cumulative impacts on Arctic freshwater and marine fisheries and ecosystems. This particular research involves multidisciplinary field surveys, community-based consultations and fishery and ecosystem modeling. Knowledge, skills and expertise with both quantitative analytical and numerical methods for model analysis are essential. Programming skills in R, WinBUGS, Stata, MatLAB and ArcGIS are not assumed but would be advantageous. The ability to use new statistical methods, particularly Bayesian approaches, Ecopath with Ecosim, ELCOM-CAEDYM or Atlantis, would also be beneficial. Candidates must be well versed in managing and manipulating multidisciplinary databases.

The successful candidate for the position will:
• Have completed a PhD degree prior to the start of this position.
• Be willing to travel within Canada.
• Have strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to publish research results and give scientific presentations.
• Be expected to contribute to and collaborate with researchers and students from federal governmental agencies, academic communities and northern decision makers.
• Have a demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as within a team environment, with a strong commitment to team-based processes and outcomes.

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Tenure: The initial tenure is 12 months but the position can be renewed annually for two additional 12 month terms with a satisfactory appraisal of performance. The start date is negotiable but expected to occur by June 15, 2013.

Salary: as per NSERC criteria

Application process: Qualified individuals should visit the NSERC Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/Laboratories-Laboratoires/index_eng.asp). All related documents should be sent to Dr. Robert Young (Robert.Young@dfo-mpo.gc.ca) or Dr. Xinhua Zhu (Xinhua.Zhu@dfo-mpo-gc.ca).
Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.