Position description and assigned Duties: We seek an academic specialist with a strong background in statistics/biometry to serve as lead/co-lead/cooperator on a variety of statistical and modeling projects focused on the management and assessment of Great Lakes fisheries, including native, invasive, and recreationally/commercially exploited species. The specialist is anticipated to participate in a variety of research projects involving stock assessment methodology, harvest policy analysis, management strategy evaluation, and structured decision making. The specialist will also provide modeling/analytic support to biologists/researchers with fishery management agencies in the Great Lakes. The specialist will also participate in the preparation and delivery of on-line and short-courses on quantitative fisheries methods, lead/assist in preparing/editing reports to funding organizations and articles for peer-review publication, give presentations at professional meetings and to funding partners.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -statistics/fisheries science or related
Qualified candidates will have a PhD in statistics/fisheries science or related discipline. Familiarity with contemporary statistical methodologies, including generalized linear modeling, hierarchical modeling, Bayesian inference, and sampling/experimental design is required. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest in engaging agency personnel and stakeholders at the interface of technical analysis and resource management.
Previous experience with stock assessment and/or fish population modeling, management strategy evaluation, and/or structured decision making projects is highly desirable as is familiarity with analyzing or designing creel surveys, and mark-recapture/tag-recovery studies.
Required Application Materials
CV, letter of application (describing background, experiences, skills, and career aspirations), unofficial transcripts, names and contact information for 3 references.
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