Post-doc or post-MS opportunity in quantitative spatial modeling

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with a team of
researchers from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS
) to develop predictive models for marine
species. Responsibilities will include the following:
1. develop quantitative spatiotemporal predictive models and maps of
resource distribution and habitat utilization for marine benthic species
such as corals
2. estimate population trends through space and time
3. apply statistical techniques for evaluating predictors and sample design
4. manage large datasets of variable spatial and temporal scales

The project team uses a suite of quantitative spatial modeling approaches,
decision support tools, and data visualization products to understand
impacts of stressors on coastal ecosystems and to inform coastal ecosystem
management. NCCOS provides science to support coastal and marine resource
management and is the primary science arm of NOAA’s National Ocean
Service. Additional project collaborations are with NOAA National Marine
Fisheries.

Required:
– Advanced degree in quantitative ecology, biostatistics or related field
**The NRC postdoc position requires a recent PhD
**Exceptional post-MS rather than post-PhD candidates are not eligible for
an NRC postdoc but may be considered through a JHT contract position.
– demonstrated expertise in advanced spatiotemporal statistical modeling
(e.g. Bayesian hierarchical models, GAMs, mixed effects), computational
analysis and scientific programming (e.g. R, Matlab). A code sample may be
requested to demonstrate proficiency
– excellent written and oral scientific communication skills
– ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented
environment
– ability to work effectively with collaborators at multiple NCCOS Centers
– processing of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) and
fingerprinting.

The postdoctoral scholar position is advertised through NRC’s Research
Associateship Program (RAP):
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/ as RO#
26.09.11.B8249

(
http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=3D26&ROP=
CD=3D260911&RONum=3DB8249).

For more details on the NRC position, please visit the NRC website.

Duration: This is a full time contract position funded for 1-2 years
Location: NCCOS Beaufort Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina
Start date: Negotiable; ideally no later than May 2016

Potential applicants should send a pre-application expression of interest
as a single pdf file with the subject line « NRC postdoc position » or
« post-MS position » to [email protected] prior to January 25, 2016. The
following information should be included:
-one page cover letter describing your research experience, interests and
goals
-CV
-contact information for 3 academic or professional references

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