Position Announcements

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
(CEOAS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Research
Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the
Principal Investigator (PI).

The Research Associate (Post Doc) is a colleague who works on scientific and
educational activities related to socio-ecological consequences of commercial
harvest on marine subarctic fisheries. Examples of relevant scientific
activities currently conducted by members of the project team include studies
of community dynamics, species spatial distribution and consequences of altered
spatial structures, and trait-based approaches to population dynamics. The
project goals interface social and ecological sciences, and the project team includes
co-PI's and graduate students from both disciplines. Great opportunity also
exists for interactions with other international collaborators. For more
information about the project and recent activities see:

In addition to scientific activities, this position contains a large
educational component. Curriculum is being developed for a new summer academy
to provide a venue for students to 1) learn about marine resource
sustainability from the perspectives of natural scientists, social scientists,
managers, and stakeholders, 2) identify challenges of effective
cross-disciplinary collaborations and explore strategies to address these
barriers, and 3) carry out cross-disciplinary group projects on pertinent
issues and questions related to marine resource sustainability. Through this
academy, we aim to provide young scientists with an opportunity to develop
sustained, cross-disciplinary interactions with peers from national and
international institutions. The Research Associate (Post Doc) helps with
logistics, curriculum development and lectures on specific sections of the
summer academy depending on their own expertise. This particular position
responsibility provides the Research Associate (Post Doc) with an opportunity
to meet and interact with scientists, educators, graduate students and policy
makers, and to foster skills in graduate curriculum development.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS)
is internationally recognized as a leader in the study of the Earth as an
integrated system. It operates cutting edge computing facilities, laboratories,
and teaching facilities. The College has an annual budget of more than $50
million, with much of the research support coming from the National Science
Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National
Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has
approximately 104 faculty, 220 graduate students and approximately 700
undergraduate students. Graduate programs include Master's and PhD degrees in
Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography; and a Master's
degree in Marine Resource Management. The new undergraduate program in Earth
Science, together with the Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program,
provide educational and research opportunities for the best undergraduate
students, a national honors college for the Earth. CEOAS is a major participant
in the three signature areas of Oregon State University's strategic themes:
Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems; Improving Human Health
and Wellness; and Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress.  

30% Develops scientific methodologies to study ecological
consequences of commercial harvest in marine subarctic ecosystems, primarily
involving statistical analyses of ground fish trophic interactions and spatial
distribution in relation to environmental and climate variability.

30% Responsible for curriculum development of graduate level course on
socio-ecological approaches to marine resource management. Provides guest
lecturers based on expertise.

30% Prepares and publishes papers in scientific journals; communicates
scientific results. The postdoctoral investigator has the primary
responsibility for transforming research results into manuscripts to be
submitted for publication, and is encouraged to participate and present results
as lead investigator at national and international meetings and departmental

10% Interacts with existing graduate students and provides expert guidance on
their projects.  


Doctorate (PhD) in Fisheries,
Oceanography, Ecology, Natural Sciences, Quantitative Ecology, Sociology or
closely related fields.
Experience with advanced statistical
analysis, such as Generalized Additive Models (GAM) and geostatistics, and
applying such techniques for statistical inference.
Knowledge of fish and ocean ecology.

Scientific writing experience for
publications, manuscript or peer reviewed journals.
Curriculum development and/or
teaching experience.
Willingness to work with graduate
students and to assist them in developing their projects.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful publication record.
Ability to work with colleagues
across various disciplines such as ecology, statistics and social sciences.
Proficiency with the 'R' statistical
package or similar programming languages.
A demonstrable commitment to
promoting and enhancing diversity.  

Closing Date: 
October 1, 2013

To Apply: To access application
instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting

or directly to jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62770

see http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/employment/

When applying you will
be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional
references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers. (Upload as
'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have
prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Ciannelli: Email: lciannelli@coas.oregonstate.edu

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