Project Researcher (Specialist) in Bioeconomic Modeling and Data Analysis
Position: Project Researcher (Specialist)
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Area of Specialization: Bioeconomic modeling and data analysis of fisheries and other marine resources
Position will remain open until filled, but please apply by October 12, 2012 for primary consideration.
The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Bren School of Environmental Science & Management invites applications for an anticipated Specialist position with the Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG). A Master’s degree or above is preferred for this position.
SFG (http://sfg.msi.ucsb.edu/) is a research team affiliated with the Bren School and the Marine Science Institute at UCSB. SFG develops innovative science focused on market approaches, bioeconomic modeling and spatial analysis, and applies it to real-world challenges to improve the ecological and economic performance of fisheries and other ocean uses.
SFG seeks an individual who can, with limited supervision, perform bioeconomic analyses using computer models and statistical programs. Specifically, the applicant should have the technical skills to refine existing models used by the SFG and develop new models to address questions related to spatial fisheries management and conservation, fishery sustainability, stock assessment, marine spatial planning and seafood certification. Model development may include data collection for parameterizing and ground-truthing of the models; strong coding skills preferred. The applicant will be required to carry out both theoretical work and analysis related to diverse geographical regions, including California, Latin America, Indonesia, and others. The successful applicant will possess strong communication skills to document methods, contribute to peer-reviewed scientific publications, and deliver presentations on model development, analyses, and results. The technical work carried out by the successful applicant will inform the SFG’s demonstration projects, in which innovative approaches for reform of fisheries management and management of other ocean uses are implemented in case study regions around the world.
100% time appointment for one year from start date, with strong possibility for additional year(s) of employment contingent upon performance. Open Specialist position, with salary step commensurate with qualifications; full benefits package included. To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references electronically to:
Kelsey Jacobsen, Project Manager, Sustainable Fisheries Group
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The school is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and service.