Advertised job vacancies and post-doctoral fellowships

Assistant or Associate Research Professor Position, Department of Fisheries Oceanography, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Assistant or Associate Research Professor

Department of Fisheries Oceanography

We are accepting applications for a Research Faculty position in Fisheries Oceanography at the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the Department of Fisheries Oceanography. Candidates with quantitative expertise in fields related to living marine resource management are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: marine ecosystem science, fisheries stock assessment, management decision support, aquaculture, marine resource economics, socio-ecological systems, ecosystem services, and the human dimensions of environmental change and marine governance.

Students and faculty within the SMAST Department of Fisheries Oceanography conduct cutting-edge research in interdisciplinary sciences related to interactions between marine organisms, the marine environment, and fisheries. We train early-career scientists in the techniques and theory of fisheries oceanography relevant to marine resource management, with emphasis on stock assessment, population dynamics, resource economics, physical and biological interactions, ecosystem modeling, fish behavior and conservation engineering, decision support, field studies, and collaborative research with fishermen. Graduate degree programs address the growing need for adept and broadly skilled marine scientists in federal and state agencies, industry, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions.

SMAST ( is the marine campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the lead campus of Intercampus Marine Science (IMS) degree program of University of Massachusetts system. SMAST has twelve primary tenured and tenure-track faculty members, advising approximately 50 M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, with a total number of 100+ faculty, students, and staff of. The SMAST marine science campus includes a two-story, 32,500 square foot teaching and research building as well as a newly opened 64,100 square foot building, both located in New Bedford, the nation’s most economically productive fishing port. These facilities provide docking, house a combined 6,400 square foot seawater lab, a 90,000 gallon acoustic-optic tank, a state-of-the-art computational facility, flexible wet, dry, and computational research labs and researcher offices, flexible modern classroom and meeting spaces, the New Bedford office of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and facilities to support a research diving program.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active and productive research program, collaborate with existing SMAST faculty and scientists at regional partner institutions, and engage with managers and public on regional resource management issues. These are primarily grant-funded positions, with normally a 12-month term of service and the opportunity for multiple year and consecutive appointments. Opportunities exist within the position for teaching and for graduate student mentoring, and individuals demonstrating an interest in incorporating these activities into their research program will be viewed favorably. Research faculty within the Department of Fisheries Oceanography are paired with a faculty mentor to assist with professional development and help foster their career goals.

The Research Faculty Position is funded by the NOAA Fisheries Quantitative Ecology and Socioeconomics Training (QUEST) program to support educating and training the next generation of ecosystem scientists, stock assessment scientists, and economists ( through the Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region ( The mission of CINAR is to conduct and coordinate cutting-edge research engaging both NOAA and academic scientists to enable informed decisions by NOAA for sustainable and beneficial management of the northwestern Atlantic shelf ecosystem.

To learn more about this position and the requirements, please go to our web site at:

To apply please submit online a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching goals, copies of no more than three publications, and the contact information for three professional references @

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

2-Year Postdoctoral Position at the University of Adelaide in in spatial analysis and modelling working on disaster risk reduction planning

Holger Maier from Adelaide University has a post-doc position (full time) in spatial analysis and modelling working on disaster risk reduction planning

Please contact Holger if you require further information.

Professor Holger R. Maier, BE(Hons), PhD, MIEAust Professor of Integrated Water Systems Engineering Associate Editor, Environmental Modelling and Software
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering The University of Adelaide Adelaide SA 5005 Australia
Phone: +61 (0)8 8313 4139
Fax: +61 (0)8 8313 4359
E-mail: holger.maier
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Lecturer in Fisheries & Senior Lecturer in Aquatic microbiology (New positions available at Deakin, Australia) SEC=UNCLASSIFIED

Deakin University, Australia is currently recruiting for a series of academic positions, including:
· Lecturer in Fisheries
· Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Microbiology
Given your expertise and areas of research, I would imagine you might be aware of someone (ideally young rising star) that could be interested in one of these positions. Or alternatively, please feel free to forward this message to your network. This would be much appreciated.

For those not aware of Deakin University and Australia, just a brief intro: Deakin is a young and dynamic university, currently the 6th largest university in Australia and rapidly growing for its international reputation. We have good history of research and teaching activities in marine, freshwater, fisheries and aquaculture and we are now further expanding, with substantial internal support, including a new marine station based at Queenscliff in coloration with the Victorian Fisheries Authority and the Department of Primary Industry.
Both positions will be based at Geelong (Waurn Ponds campus) and Queenscliff station. Therefore this would allow the successful applicant, if they like, to live somewhere on the Bellarine peninsula, in a breathtaking semi-rural coastal environment, few minutes away from the vibrant town of Geelong and one hour away from Melbourne (currently considered the most liveable city in the world). The salary package is also very nice, and Deakin provides one of the best university place where to establish an academic career. So in summary, not that bad at all!

In attachment you’ll find the two position descriptions and selection criteria. For further information, please visit:

Lecturer in Fisheries; Job ID170783

Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Microbiology; Job ID170782


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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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:

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.

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

Paul Armsworth

Paul R. Armsworth,


Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,

University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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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,


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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:

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

Apply online:

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:

Closing date is 1 Sept 2017