Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantitative Fish Stock Assessment

Two (2) Year Appointment with Potential for Extension

Applications are invited for a 2‐year Postdoctoral fellowship in quantitative fish stock assessment funded through the Ocean Frontier Institute (https://oceanfrontierinstitute.com/) and based at the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER; www.mi.mun.ca/cfer) of Memorial University’s (MUN) Fisheries and Marine Institute in St. John’s NL, Canada.   The PDF will contribute towards a research program lead by Research Chair Dr. Noel Cadigan on spatiotemporal variation in stock productivity, and the development of spatial stock assessment models and fisheries harvest strategies. The salary is $50,000 per year.

Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in a related discipline (e.g. quantitative fisheries science/ecology, mathematics, statistics, or computer science). Knowledge of fish stock assessment and/or fish population dynamics is an asset. Experience in integrated statistical analysis of complex data is an asset.

The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University is Canada’s most comprehensive centre for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries. MI is a multi‐million dollar research enterprise with the experience and expertise to advance knowledge in the areas of: Fisheries, Maritime Operations, Ocean Safety and Ocean Technology (www.mi.mun.ca). MI has a graduate program in Fisheries Science and Technology, please see the following link for more details (www.mi.mun.ca/programsandcourses/programs/).

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and by offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to 18,000 students(http://www.mun.ca/), it provides a distinctive stimulating environment forlearning in the Province’s capital city, St. John’s which is a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. NL has strong cultural, social and economic linkages to the oceans and fisheries. Therefore, there is great interest, support and engagement in marine research by the public, industry, NGOs and government departments across the province.

Your application package will include 1) a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; 3) the names and contact information of three referees.

Please send the application package to Dr. Noel Cadigan via email at noel.cadigan@mi.mun.ca.

Closing Date: Competition will be open until filled.

Salary: $50,000 per year.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people from any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people and people with disabilities. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals are all encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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