Postdoctoral Research Associate at Gulf of Maine Research Institute,
Portland, ME


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is seeking applicants for a
full-time postdoctoral research associate position modeling
relationships between Atlantic salmon and Northwest Atlantic ecosystem
change. This is a 12-month position that will be based at the Gulf of
Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine beginning in the spring of
2016. The position may be extended contingent upon satisfactory
performance and project funding.

The postdoctoral research associate will be mentored by Dr. Katherine
Mills and based in the Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Lab, which
conducts a wide range of research to understand how climate and
ecosystem change affect fish populations, communities, and fisheries;
evaluate adaptation strategies to support resilient fisheries and
marine ecosystems; and provide information to support decision-making
in the context of environmental variability and change. He/she will
also routinely collaborate with colleagues at NOAA’s Northeast
Fisheries Science Center.

The successful candidate will undertake analyses and modeling to
investigate how changing ecosystem conditions are affecting Atlantic
salmon marine survival and the potential role of growth as a mechanism
mediating these relationships. He/she will help analyze relationships
between ecosystem characteristics, Atlantic salmon marine growth, and
marine survival. In addition, he/she will play a major role in
developing models to evaluate how ecosystem changes are affecting
energy available to and needed by Atlantic salmon in the marine
environment, and the impacts of these changes on salmon growth,
survival, and productivity.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in fisheries science, marine ecology,
oceanography or a related field. The position requires strong
mathematical, statistical, and computational skills, and ideally
previous experience with ecological models, such as bioenergetic,
individual-based, or population dynamics models. Candidates should be
proficient in the R and/or MATLAB programming languages. Experience
working with large, diverse data sets – such as satellite or other
geophysical data sets – is desirable. In addition, candidates are
expected to have a demonstrated ability to work independently as well
as strong organizational and communication skills. The successful
applicant will be expected to lead and contribute to working papers,
journal articles and other written materials as well as presentations
to stakeholders and scientific audiences. He/she should be willing
and able to travel domestically and internationally.

To apply:

Please find full details of position and application instructions at:
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016, but the
position will remain open until filled. Questions should be referred
to [email protected]

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