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10 de febrero de 2011

Postdoc in California

The Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa
Cruz, in association with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS),
seeks a postdoctoral scholar/quantitative spatial ecologist to conduct
habitat-specific assessments of demersal marine fish species off the west
coast. Specific objectives are (1) to develop statistical models using
associated habitat variables to predict densities of individual demersal
fish species and multi-species fish assemblages, and (2) to couple these
models with broad-scale seafloor habitat maps in a
geographical-information-systems (GIS) environment to forecast fish
densities on a regional basis. The appointee will work with NMFS scientists
to compile appropriate data and to develop and evaluate various models.
Results will be submitted as reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts, and
presented at scientific conferences. Results will contribute to the
conservation and management of sustainable marine fisheries and habitats and
will advance our understanding of the ecological processes that influence
distribution and abundance of marine fishes.
RANK: Postdoctoral Scholar
SALARY: $50,628 to $52,944 annually, commensurate with qualification and
experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in a relevant field of study. Experience in
predictive population modeling, landscape ecology, spatial statistics, or
related subject. Strong quantitative skills. Competence with programming
environments (R, Matlab etc), databases, and ArcGIS (including spatial
extensions). Abilities to work independently and as part of a team, strong
communication and interpersonal skills.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Intent of initial appointment is for one year, full
time, with possible reappointment for another year. Should the hiring unit
propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted. In
addition, reappointment is contingent upon availability of funding. For
appointments within the University of California, the total duration of an
individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including
Postdoctoral service at other institutions. Under certain circumstances, a
sixth year may be considered.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: In order to comply with security measures
at NOAA Fisheries (a federal facility on the UCSC campus), the selected
candidates will be required to participate in a federal security clearance,
be fingerprinted, and wear a photo ID badge.
POSITION START DATE: As soon as possible after close of search
TO APPLY: Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants should send 1)
Curriculum Vitae, 2) a cover letter describing relevant research experience,
and 3) two letters of recommendation* to mary.yoklavich@noaa.gov. You will
receive email verification that your electronic submission has been received.
Alternatively, mail submission to:
Mary Yoklavich
NOAA NMFS/SWFSC
110 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Please refer to Position #T11-29 in your reply
Inquiries can be sent to mary.yoklavich@noaa.gov

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