Institute of Marine Sciences: Postdoctoral Scholar (Open until filled. Apply by 9/9/19)
Open date: August 8th, 2019
Next review date:Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Aug 28, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) working in conjunction with the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA Fisheries), invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar to examine management strategy tradeoffs for California Chinook salmon. The candidate is expected to develop and apply a Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) exploring population and fishery dynamics for Chinook salmon in California's Central Valley under alternative hatchery, harvest, and water management strategies. Tradeoffs between short- versus long-term goals and maximizing production versus fostering stability and resilience are of particular interest. In collaboration with an NMFS staff economist, the economic consequences of alternative management strategies will be analyzed in light of salmon population dynamics outcomes, with the research results being published in peer-reviewed literature.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will work under the supervision and direction of Michael Mohr (UCSC - NOAA Fisheries Collaborative Program) and will collaborate with UCSC researchers and NOAA Fisheries scientists and economists. The position will be based at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA.
Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: high-level proficiency in the R programming language, previous experience with MSE approaches, and/or willingness to work across biological and economic disciplines.
ACADEMIC TITLE Postdoctoral Scholar
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum annual salary rates are made based on the individual's Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See current salary scale for Postdoctoral Titles.
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in the area of ocean sciences, fisheries biology/management, economics, statistics, ecological/biological modeling, natural resources management, or other related field.
Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed scientific publications and oral presentations at scientific meetings.
POSITION AVAILABLE As soon as possible after initial review of the applications. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.
MAXIMUM DURATION OF SERVICE IN A POSTDOCTORAL TITLE Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time; the initial appointment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment will be contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution. Under limited circumstances, an exception to this limit may be considered, not to exceed a sixth year.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
Curriculum vitae (required)
Reference Requirement Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of eight will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by September 9, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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