Quantitative Ecology Postdoc; Santa Cruz California

Agency
University of California Santa Cruz
Location
Santa Cruz, CA
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
DOE
Start Date
06/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
03/15/2022
Website
https://sbmunch.sites.ucsc.edu/
Description
There is a clear need for novel predictive tools for ecosystem management. In furtherance of this, Dr. Stephan Munch and Prof. Eric Palkovacs, are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who will apply state-of-the-art modeling approaches (including empirical dynamic modeling, reinforcement learning, and multi-objective optimization) to market squid and other marine resources and develop new approaches to population and ecosystem modeling. To provide additional training in quantitative education, the postdoc will teach part of a course in quantitative ecology or fisheries ecology. The ideal candidate has a strong background in applied math and statistics as well as a demonstrated record of applying quantitative approaches to applied questions in ecology, fisheries, or a related discipline. Expertise in a scientific programming language (Python, Matlab, R) and an enthusiasm for scientific writing are highly desirable. Salary is set by UC guidelines, commensurate with experience. The position is expected to begin in June 2022 and to last for two years, though this is somewhat flexible. Please submit a CV and detailed cover letter describing your background, research experience, and interest in this position to smunch@ucsc.edu with the subject Quantitative Postdoc. Applications should be received before March 15, 2022 to receive full consideration. The fellowship is supported through a collaboration between the Fisheries Ecology Division of the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz. The position will be administered by the Fisheries Cooperative Program (FCP) at UCSC which supports field research, laboratory experiments, and modeling studies involving marine and freshwater species to guide the conservation of coastal biodiversity and the sustainable management of fisheries resources. These activities provide ample opportunities for collaborations beyond the focal project. The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All individuals must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy). For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate has a strong background in applied math and statistics as well as a demonstrated record of applying quantitative approaches to applied questions in ecology, fisheries, or a related discipline. Expertise in a scientific programming language (Python, Matlab, R) and an enthusiasm for scientific writing are highly desirable. Salary is set by UC guidelines, commensurate with experience.
Contact Person
Stephan Munch
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