The applicant will be tasked with developing the MSE operating
model with supervision from the various PIs. Additionally, the
applicant will assist PIs for organizing workshops with
stakeholders. A critical component of the research will be directly
collaborating and communicating with various stakeholders including
fishermen, academic researchers, scientists from state and federal
agencies, fishery managers, and policy analysts from a variety of
NGOs in order to determine desired capabilities of the decision
support tool. Funding will be provided to attend stakeholder
meetings around the Gulf region along with support to attend a
yearly national or international scientific conferences
to present results of the work. The applicant will be expected to prepare and submit multiple peer-reviewed articles stemming from the MSE research. Secondary requirements involve mentoring Ph.D. students and participating in
various ongoing research projects of the PIs, which focus on management strategy evaluation and multi-species modeling.
The applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in fisheries science, ecology, or a related field. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background and computer programming skills. Experience in statistical modeling and proficiency with programming languages (R, Python, or SAS along with ADMB or TMB) are desired. Applicants are expected to have a proven record of peer-reviewed publications and verbal communication skills.
The position is under an 18-month contract. Renewal would depend on the results of next grant application. $50,000 per year with benefits. If H1b application are needed, fees will be covered. Start date will be January 1, 2018, but is flexible between October 2017 and March 2018. Review of application begins September 1st, 2017. Position will keep open until filled.