The applicant will be tasked with developing the management strategy evaluation (MSE) operating model with supervision from the various PIs. Additionally, the applicant will assist PIs for organizing workshops with stakeholders. A critical component of the research will be directly collaborating and communicating with various stakeholders including fishermen, academic researchers, scientists from state and federal agencies, fishery managers, and policy analysts from a variety of NGOs in order to determine desired capabilities of the decision support tool. Funding will be provided to attend stakeholder meetings around the Gulf region along with support to attend a yearly national or international scientific conferences to present results of the work. The applicant will be expected to prepare and submit multiple peer-reviewed articles stemming from the MSE research. Secondary requirements involve mentoring Ph.D. students and participating in various ongoing research projects of the PIs, which focus on management strategy evaluation and multi-species modeling.
The position is under an 18-month contract. Renewal would depend on the results of next grant application. Review of applications begins September 1st, 2017. Position will keep open until filled. The start date is January 1, 2018, but can be flexible between October 2017 and March 2018. If H1b application is needed, related fees will be covered.
Applicants please send a cover letter explaining your research interests and relevant skills, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference (including name and contact information) to Dr. Yuying Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in fisheries science, ecology, or a
related field. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background and
computer programming skills. Experience in statistical modeling and
proficiency with programming languages (R, Python, or SAS along with
ADMB or TMB) are desired. Applicants are expected to have a proven record
of peer-reviewed publications and verbal communication skills.