Advertised job vacancies and post-doctoral fellowships

Three modelling positions at AgResearch in New Zealand – AND Postdoctoral position in hydroinformatics and water resources systems analysis at Oregon State University

Postdoctoral position in hydroinformatics and water resources systems analysis at Oregon State University

https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/50793

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position with expertise in water resources systems analysis, hydroinformatics, decision making under uncertainty, and multiobjective optimization. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head.

The position is expected to start on February 1, 2018. Duties include development and evaluation of a secure decision support system for coordination of adaptation planning among food, energy, and water actors in the Pacific Northwest. The candidate would be expected to assist with stakeholder engagement, develop computer codes to interface with simulation-optimization algorithms, design graphical user interfaces, conduct research experiments and publish the results in high caliber, peer reviewed journals? aide in the supervision and training of research assistants? assist with the development of research proposals? and participate in a variety of outreach activities.

Modelling positions at AgResearch, New Zealand

AgResearch is currently advertising three agricultural modelling or hydrology-oriented positions in our Systems Modelling Team.

https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails?ajid=yL2o8

This is a permanent senior position for someone with experience in developing and applying simulation models in agricultural settings and we are open to candidates with background expertise in soils, animals or plants. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate leadership and to foster and develop collaborations with our national and international colleagues.

https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails?ajid=YS2o8

This is one of two post-doctoral positions and is for two years (nominally starting in July 2018 but there is some flexibility here). This position requires someone with strong surface water hydrology or engineering skills and will be a combination of modelling and field experimentation. The work will be in collaboration with our colleagues in the Department of Physics at University of Auckland with are developing a novel proximal sensor that will detect the imminent arrival of surface saturation during irrigation events.

https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails?ajid=dY2o8

This is another two-year postdoctoral position, this one with a more general agricultural systems modelling focus. As with the more senior position we are open to a range of different background expertise and the appointee will be expected to actively work with our international collaborators.

Position Available: Great Barrier Reef Modeller

I want to bring to your attention a position that is now available as the Queensland Water Modelling Network Senior Research Fellow tasked with numerical modelling of the Great Barrier Reef, based at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University. This is a prestigious position to undertake research to improve model functionality, capability and prediction for the Great Barrier Reef system. This unique system is critically threatened by a number of stressors. The numerical modelling will be used to better understand the interactions of these stressors, particularly those between the catchment and receiving waters, having consideration for the influence of land use/land management. The modelling will also examine climate change and policy interventions to sustain the Great Barrier Reef, address the threats to it, and prevent further loss and degradation of the Reef.

Reference: https://www.seek.com.au/job/34747369?cid=ios-share.

PhD and Masters positions in Conservation Science in Tennessee

We are starting a new research initiative in Conservation Science here at University of Tennessee building on a number of new faculty hires that we have made in the area.

We are now looking to recruit a cohort of excellent conservation-centric graduate students as part of this effort. We will be offering fully funded studentships for students interested in pursuing Masters or PhD study.

We would be very grateful for any help you can give with getting the word out to potential applicants.

1. The details about the opportunity are given here: http://eeb.bio.utk.edu/con-sci-grads/

2. I have also attached a US letter sized poster version of the same information.

3. Finally, if social media will work better, here it is at 140 characters.

“ Funded PhD & Masters in Conservation Science at U Tennessee. Great for US & international applicants. http://eeb.bio.utk.edu/con-sci-grads

Thank you in anticipation of any help that you can give with getting the word out to prospective students.

Paul Armsworth

Paul R. Armsworth,

Professor,

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,

University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

http://web.utk.edu/~parmswor

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Post-doc – Tag-integrated fish population model & stock assessment (France)

Dear colleagues,

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated researcher to join our group for a 2-years post-doctoral fellow (starting late 2017-early 2018) based in the Fisheries Ecology group, research unit Ecology and Ecosystem Health, Agrocampus Ouest (Rennes, France).

The researcher will develop integrated population dynamic models to explore the meta-population dynamics of nursery-dependent flatfish in the Eastern Channel, and its consequences on stock assessment and for spatial management.

A detailed description of the post-doctoral position in attached to the present email.

For further information and application, please contact Dr Etienne RIVOT ; Agrocampus Ouest, UMR ESE Ecology and Ecosystem Health, Fisheries Ecology Group ; Etienne.rivot ; tel : +33 2 23 48 59 34.

The closing date for application is 30th of September 2017. Please apply preferentially by email, enclosing your CV.

Please distribute this message to anyone that you think may be interested or to any group or institution that might have suitable candidates.

Yours sincerely,

Etienne

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) Program

Subject: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) Program

Recruitment has been reopened for an exciting postdoctoral researcher opportunity.

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) Program

Organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau, Alaska, USA

Partner organization: NOAA Fisheries, Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Juneau, Alaska, USA

Project summary: NOAA Fisheries has identified a need for ecosystem-based management to fully support 21st century stewardship of our oceans and coasts. Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs) are a next generation tool designed to incorporate ecological processes in decision making and transfer scientific knowledge to managers and stakeholders. When fully implemented, IEAs have the power to quantify ecosystem services and feed into Management Strategy Evaluations (MSEs). This project will involve collaboration with fisheries oceanographers, stock assessment scientists, ecosystem modelers, natural resource economists, commercial fishermen’s organizations, tribal entities, and non-profit research organizations.

Statement of Work: Dr. Gordon Kruse will supervise the post-doctoral researcher. The NOAA Program Manager (Dr. Moss) and Dr. Kerim Aydin of NOAA/NMFS will provide additional substantive guidance on this collaborative GOA IEA program effort. Primary duties of the post-doctoral researcher will involve: (1) developing a conceptual model, or series of models that emulate the major ecological functions of the GOA; (2) an overarching Gulf of Alaska-wide plan for the Alaska IEA Program; and (3) the drafting of a proposal for a regional IEA specific to Southeast Alaska. Additional analyses will focus on determining which data are the most useful for ecosystem indicators. This project will require strong quantitative/analytical skills, including a background in population dynamics, stock assessment, applied mathematics, or theoretical ecology, as well as familiarity with databases and strong programming skills (e.g., R, AD Model Builder, and Template Model Builder).

Specific Duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher (in collaboration with Alaska IEA team members):

  • Develop conceptual model(s) of the Gulf of Alaska by combining new information from the recently completed Gulf of Alaska Project (NPRB) with that existing in the literature;
  • Develop an overarching plan for the IEA Program in the Gulf of Alaska;
  • Develop a proposal for a regional IEA for coastal Southeast Alaska;
  • Contribute to innovative statistical and mathematical models to better assess and incorporate environmental drivers and/or ecosystem indicators in the ecosystem assessments, fisheries stock assessments, and management strategy evaluations;
  • Provide technical and scientific manuscripts for publication and participates in the development of scientific manuscripts for publication with Alaska IEA team members; and
  • Carry out projects as a full member of a research team and as an independent researcher.

Deliverables of the Postdoctoral Researcher:

  • Conceptual model(s) of the Gulf of Alaska
  • Comprehensive strategic plan for the GOA IEA(s)
  • Proposal for Southeast Alaska IEA
  • Secure partnerships through stakeholder involvement and outreach by hosting stakeholder workshops and in person meetings

Qualifications: PhD or advanced degree in fisheries, biological oceanography, quantitative ecology, biology, zoology, or biological oceanography, mathematics, or statistics. Appropriate experience or additional education, including evidence of statistical work such as: field sampling, computing, and analyzing statistical data.

Salary: Commensurate with experience plus benefits. See: http://www.alaska.edu/benefits/

Contact: Dr. Gordon H. Kruse. Phone: Gordon.Kruse

Apply online: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/505316/post-doctoral-fellow

Include: Cover letter describing your interest and experience relevant to the position, CV with contact information for three professional references, letter of recommendation from adviser, and pdfs of publications.

Closing Date: Please submit applications by 11:55 pm AKST on 8/1/2017, when application reviews begin. Applications close on 9/1/2017.

Three CSIRO vacancies

Three vacancies at CSIRO that are now live on the external website.

Here are the links:

https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Brisbane%2C-QLD-Marine-Resource-Economist/417405000/

https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Brisbane%2C-QLD-Senior-Marine-Population-Dynamicist/417405400/

https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Hobart%2C-TAS-Population-Dynamicist/417405800/

Closing date is 1 Sept 2017

5 new jobs!

See 5 adverts for 5 new positions to work in my ERC team on data assimilation, ocean modelling and
ocean observations. Please send them around to potential candidates,
or post them in places you see fit.

Thanks,
Peter Jan

PS PDRA means postdoc…

PDRA Causality
https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1138

PDRA Data Assimilation
https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1137

PDRA Ocean Modelling & Data Assimilation
https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1136

PDRA Ocean Observation Analysis
https://jobs.reading.ac.uk//displayjob.aspx?jobid=1135

Computational Scientist
https://jobs.reading.ac.uk//displayjob.aspx?jobid=1139#

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Two post-doc positions

Colleagues and I are currently looking for two post-doctoral candidates to collaborate on spatio-temporal models:

1. 2.5 years of funding to understand environmental drivers of pelagic fish distribution near Vancounver Island BC, including impacts on predator-prey dynamics and natural mortality (details at Jennifer.Boldt), Jim Thorson (James.Thorson), and Robyn Forrest (Robyn.Forrest@dfo-mpo. gc.ca).

2. 1 year of funding to understand how best to estimate length-structure for tropic tuna species, in preparation for an international CAPAM meeting on the topic in March 2018 (details at semmens), Jim Thorson (James.Thorson), and Mark Maunder (mmaunder).

I’m also happy to point out several new papers demonstrating spatio-temporal analysis using FishStats models including:

1. Multispecies models for interactions using package MIST: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.1760/full
2. Showing improvement in assessment models given spatio-temporal index standardization using package SpatialDeltaGLMM: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0137#.WRxln_nytaQ
3. Attributing distribution shift to climate and age-structured dynamics using package VAST: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/faf.12225/full
4. Synthesizing 10+ data sets to estimate distribution for input to ecosystem models using package SpatialDeltaGLMM: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016578361730111X
5. Standardizing fishery-dependent data while accounting for fisher targeting using package VAST: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0598#.WRxnQvnytaQ

and the many exciting papers in the forthcoming CJFAS special issue on spatial stock assessment models.

Finally, Mark Maunder, Brice Semmens and I are organizing a CAPAM meeting in La Jolla for Feb. 26-March 2, 2018 on spatio-temporal models for analyzing compositional and fishery data! We look forward to hearing about the diverse work in this topic, and will organizing a special issue (maybe in ICES JMS).

cheers,
Jim

PML advertising for bio-economic modeller

Apologies for cross-posting but I would be grateful if you can consider
if you know anyone for the following open-ended post in my group and
circulate the advert please

PML has an open-ended position for a Bio-economic modeller to support
their Sea and Society group and its currently funded projects, and to
lead future development of aspects of economic modelling. They should
have skills and experience in at least one of the following areas:

•bio-economic modelling of fisheries and aquaculture

•economic modelling of ecosystem services and benefits

•bio-economic decision support tool development using probabilistic
graphical modelling/machine learning

Further details at
https://advanced.advorto.com/PML/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=19721#.WNj0cuR1qUk

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Cheers

Mel

Prof Melanie Austen
/Head of Science: Sea and Society/
/Coordinator: EU VECTORS/
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
Plymouth PL1 3DH
UK
Tel: +44 (0)1752 633489/633100
Fax: +44(0)1752 633101

Postdoctoral announcement

Please find below a Postdoc announcement to be hosted in Ifremer, Brest.

IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANCHOVY AND SARDINE POPULATIONS OF THE

NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC: A DEB-IBM MODELLING APPROACH.

The objective is the evaluation of the impact of climate change at the

horizon 2100 on the populations of anchovy and sardine in the Bay of

Biscay. This study will rely on mechanistic modelling at population

scale based on an Individual-Based Modelling (IBM) approach and on the

Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) theory. Growth and reproduction will be

represented at the individual level throughout the life cycle, and

included in a population model to analyze the recruitment process, which

is key in the dynamics of these populations. This study is part of the

European H2020 CERES project. The environmental forcing will be

extracted from the coupled model POLCOMS-ERSEM from the project partner

Plymouth Marine Laboratory and will cover the period 1960-2099 under

different climate change IPCC scenarios. A first step will focus on

model calibration, especially the natural mortality parameters, on a

hindcast period impacted by fishery, as well as on validation using

abundance information. A second step will concern the analysis of the

specific response to climate change in the Bay of Biscay. Finally it is

suggested to consider other European regions of the current area of

distribution and investigate the regional trend of expansion or

retraction for the populations of both species.

Additional information is available at :

https://wwz.ifremer.fr/institut_eng/Ifremer-careers/Research-grants/Post-doctoral-researchers