Post-doctoral position available beginning May 2014 to participate in a new National Science Foundation funded project to examine the drivers of spatial patterns of planktonic organisms in a dynamic subtropical oceanographic environment. High-resolution in situ imagery combined with targeted net sampling and individual daily growth measurements of larval fishes will be used to study predator-prey interactions and identify the biological and physical processes driving fine-scale plankton distributions. The successful applicant will have a PhD in biological oceanography, marine ecology, bioinformatics, or a related field and have a strong background in quantitative ecology. Experience with biostatistics, data management, image processing, and/or computer programing necessary. Additional experience with machine learning and modeling useful. Applicants with oceanographic field experience preferred. Applicants should be highly motivated, organized, and able to work both independently as well as within a team. To apply, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references by April 7, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Position is with the laboratories of Drs. Robert Cowen and Su Sponaugle at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.