*Position Title: *Postdoctoral Associate of population dynamics and stock assessment

*Agency/Location:*Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

*Responsibilities*: Research topic will focus on population dynamics modeling, and stock assessment of walleye fisheries in Lake Erie. Simulation studies will be used to identify stock assessment approaches appropriate for this fishery. Preferred experience includes application
of nonstationary time series, age/size structured models and Bayesian approaches. The candidate will also work collaboratively with Walleye Task Group and Lake Erie Percid Management Advisory Group.

*Qualifications*: Ph.D. in appropriate field; background in quantitative population dynamics or statistical computing, record of peer-reviewed publications; ability to work under limited supervision.

*Salary*: $46,000 to $52,000 plus benefits. Position is grant-funded for two years.

*Start Date*: Expected to start on Jan 1, 2016.

*Closing**Date*: Review start on Dec 15, until filled.

*Contact*: Submit letter of interest, c.v., proof of academic performance, example publications and 3 references as one PDF file to: Dr. Yan Jiao [email protected] .Selected applicant will need to apply to the Virginia Tech human resources (job link will be ready soon) before acceptance.

*About the Department and College:*The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, one of the oldest such departments in the country (founded in 1930), is a comprehensive program with expertise in nearly every aspect of fish and wildlife conservation. The Department is home to 15
full-time faculty members, more than 20 staff, approximately 210 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students; and with 4 federal scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the USDA Forest Service. **

*Related information: *Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

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