Support is available for a postdoctoral associate to address the effects of eutrophication and hypoxia on fish and fisheries in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The postdoc will collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of fisheries biologists, ecologists and modelers within the Southeast Fisheries Science Center and with University partners. The potential scope of work is broad and includes statistical and simulation modeling of fishery and environmental data to investigate the effects of hypoxia on the population dynamics and management of commercial fisheries (e.g., gulf menhaden, brown shrimp) in the region.
The position is located at the NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center Beaufort Laboratory in Beaufort, NC. The area is home to three university marine labs (Duke, NC State, and UNC-Chapel Hill), as well as the National Ocean Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. The area has a reasonable cost of living and easy access to various coastal habitats and recreational opportunities.
Minimum qualifications include a PhD in fisheries science, statistics, ecology or a related field. Strong quantitative skills are required. Experience in ecological modeling, stock assessment, management strategy evaluation, spatial analysis, computer programming, GIS, and/or working with large datasets is preferred. The successful candidate should be motivated and capable of working independently as well as within a group of interdisciplinary scientists.
To apply, please e-mail a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a CV, and contact information for three references to Kevin Craig (email@example.com). Inquiries regarding the position are encouraged. Review of applications will begin January 15 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is flexible but ideally the successful candidate will begin in the winter to fall of 2018.