Post-Doctoral Associate Ecology/Population Dynamics Modeling
This position will participate in a shellfisheries modeling program and associated field programs. The program involves the application of population dynamics and genetics modeling to questions of development of disease resistance in marine shellfish populations and the application of population dynamics and vessel-based modeling to questions concerning the response of fish stocks and fisheries to range shifts brought on by climate change. The program also involves the collection of data necessary for model parameterization. Funding for the program comes from the National Science Foundation and other sources. Competitive salary.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Participates in stock assessment meetings and other venues to which the results of the modeling program are apropos. Participates in a shellfisheries modeling program and associated field programs. Reports to the Director of GCRL.
Ph.D. with experience desirable in population dynamics modeling of fish or shellfish populations. Must have a record of publication in shellfish ecology and/or population dynamics modeling.
Experience in fortran-based models, genetics modeling applications, and MatLab.
Experience in cooperative field programs on fishing-vessel platforms.
Work Hours: 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m Monday-Friday. Some weekend and night work.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled.
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.usm.edu (job # 0002350).
Additional University/Departmental Information:
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls nearly 16,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu