Position will remain open until sufficient applicants have been received. NMFS with a cooperative agreement with UCAR is looking for a POPULATION MODELER to join the National Marine Fisheries Service in Miami FL (relocation assistance available). The incumbent will utilize a solid foundation in population dynamics models to develop a “Population Consequences of Multiple Stressors” (PCoMS) model to characterize the population responses of cetaceans in the Gulf of Mexico to natural and anthropogenic stressors with a focus on sperm whales and pantropical spotted dolphins. The incumbent will be responsible for working with a team to develop and implement a model, evaluate and present results, develop plans for field projects, and provide model outputs to end users.
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Primary knowledge, skills, and abilities required are as follows:
· Bachelor’s degree in oceanography, fisheries oceanography, marine biology, statistics, population dynamics or a related discipline and two to three years of experience as an Associate Scientist I (or equivalent position).
· Desired: PhD or Master’s degree in oceanography, fisheries oceanography, marine biology, statistics, population dynamics or a related discipline.
· Working knowledge of data management systems (e.g., Oracle, SQLServer, MS Access) and computer code development
· Working knowledge of statistical and/or mathematical programming languages (e.g., R, S-PLUS, Matlab, C++).
· Demonstrated experience developing population models for marine mammals, sea turtles, or other long-lived species is required, and experience working with marine mammals is highly desired.