Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of 5th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Ocean
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Contract: applied/fisheries research
Pacific Salmon Commission We are looking for someone with a strong statistics background to study if/how reduced size of fish is interacting with the catchability curves of gillnets and affecting our estimates of stock composition. Position not posted on our website. Please contact me this week if interested (I'm on vacation after the conference).
Postdoc in bioeconomic modeling
Gulf of Maine Research Institute Gulf of Maine Research Institute, located in Portland, Maine, is hiring a postdoctoral research associate in resource economics/bioeconomic modeling to work on an NSF-funded project investigating climate change impacts on the American lobster fishery.
Qualitative Modeling Postdoc
University of Washington The Postdoctoral Scholar will join the new “Puget Sound Integrated Modeling Framework” project, which will link several regional modeling frameworks to inform decision making related to species recovery, nutrients and contaminant management, and mitigation of climate change impacts. The three modeling frameworks are the Salish Sea Model of oceanography and biogeochemistry, the VELMA model of watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry, and the Atlantis model for Puget Sound food webs, fisheries and conservation activities. The project will also be developing a high-resolution land use change model. The project is a collaboration between UW Tacoma/Puget Sound Institute, the USEPA-ORD VELMA modeling team, the UW Salish Sea Modeling Center, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, PNNL, and CSIRO Australia. The postdoc will also interface with the Future Scenarios project at the Puget Sound Partnership.
This position will contribute to our collaborative group by conducting qualitative network analyses of the connections between land use, water quantity and quality, marine food webs and species, governance, and ecological, social and economic system dynamics and outcomes. A major focus of this position will be to develop the human wellbeing components of a qualitative network, like health, economic vitality, and equity, and their connections and responses to environmental outcomes from the quantitative biophysical models in the project.
The position has an anticipated start date of October 1, 2023 (negotiable). Initial appointment is for 1 year, with a potential reappointment up to 1 additional year, pending performance review.
University of Connecticut The coastal biogeochemical dynamics lab in the Department of the Marine Sciences located on the Avery Point campus at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher. The successful candidate will help resource managers of the northern California Current Ecosystem be ready to deal with future climate change, by advancing our understanding as to how multiple stressors (Ocean acidification (OA), hypoxia, increasing temperatures, and harmful algal blooms (HABs)) are likely to impact important ecosystems in the future. This position will provide an opportunity to improve the understanding of the controls over regional evolution of multiple stressors through an analysis of an operational high-resolution intra-seasonal coastal ocean forecast model adapted to project regional ocean conditions through dynamical downscaling resulting in continuous output spanning over 100 years. They will work with this model output, analyzing and delivering the relevant information to coastal communities who rely on this information for planning and decision making. They will work as part of the team of scientists that include collaborators at NOAA PMEL, OSU, and Tribal partners. This multi-disciplinary team is working with the state and tribal Dungeness crab fishery in Washington and Oregon to recommend management strategies that will help sustain the fishery despite these projected changes in the future. Visit our lab website (https://samanthasiedlecki.wixsite.com/coastalbiogeodynlab) for more information about our research. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of ocean biogeochemical cycling including carbon, oxygen, and nutrient cycles in coastal environments. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and expertise in analysis of large data sets. The position will be located at the regional campus at Avery Point working predominately with the laboratory of Samantha Siedlecki.
National institute of biology, Marine Biological Station I am searching for a geneticist or biochemist to work either remotely or in my lab in Slovenia on sample analyses from multi stressors experiments done on crabs and mussels.
Postdoc in estuarine and coastal ocean modeling
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Help run the estuarine and coastal ocean model for Chesapeake bays and adjacent bays, both hydrodynamic and ecological modeling. Contact with Dr. Meng Xia for details
Statistical modeling of salmon marine survival in NCC
NOAA NWFSC The postdoctoral scholar will join the WRAP Salmon Marine Survival project in the Northern California Current (https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/west-coast/climate/marine-ecosystem-response-climate-change-and-management-salmon-recovery). This is a multi-model project to improve understanding of how species interactions and potential management actions interact with climate change to influence salmon survival from the smolt to adult stage. The three model approaches are a qualitative network model, an end-to-end ecosystem model, and a structural equation model (SEM) with latent variables. This scholar will work on the SEM. This requires a high level of statistical experience and determination. The scholar will be based at Oregon State University, with primary interactions with staff at NOAA’s NWFSC in Seattle. They may interact with other teams at NOAA’s NWFSC&SWFSC, Canada’s DFO, academic partners and NOAA’s West Coast Region who are sharing data, experience, and management perspective.
This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023, and is currently funded for 12-18 months, with the potential for an additional year, pending performance review and available funding.
The official posting for this position has not yet been released, and terms are subject to change
Two-year postdoc position in marine sedimentary ancient DNA
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in bioinformatics, genomics or a related discipline to join our interdisciplinary research group dedicated to the study of past climate and ecosystem changes in the marine Arctic. You will join an international and dynamic research group within the Department of Glaciology and Climate at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).
The position will be announced soon so if you are interested or know of any interested candidates, don’t hesitate to contact me (email@example.com). I am happy to chat about it in more detail.
About the project: A main challenge for the natural sciences today is to predict the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems, which offer vital services to society, because our understanding of how species might respond to climate change is insufficient. Within this project, the successful candidate will explore the use of hybridization capture of ancient DNA preserved in marine sediments. By developing a hybridization capture assay with focus on marine, arctic key species, the postdoc will investigate past temporal and spatial trajectories in biotic responses to climate variability off west Greenland over the Holocene-Anthropocene (the past ~11,700 years).
Great Southern Reef Social Scientist
University of Tasmania Two year post doc - about to be advertised.
Description of potential research areas Explore and describe current public perceptions of, and support for, preferences for the marine conservation of marine environments (generally) Evaluate the relationship between the size of the marine conservation area, the management scale (i.e. regional), and management actions and decisions Explore and describe current public awareness, knowledge, perceptions, sense of connection, and attitudes towards the Great Southern Reef, and possibly evaluate the differences and similarities to other reefs/ systems Identify and map the relationships and influence of different stakeholder groups (i.e. policy makers, scientists, GSR users, industry and the general community) associated with both threats and conservation/protection of the GSR Understand GSR information type and access-routes for different stakeholder groups (i.e. policy makers, scientists and the community) and the information flow between the groups Evaluate how to change/improve trust between stakeholder groups (specific to the GSR) Identify potential leverage points to increase GSR ‘visibility’, build public awareness and support for conservation actions that protect the GSR Develop and trial strategies/interventions to increase public engagement and behaviour change to ensure greater protection of the GSR (where needed)
Possible research questions What is the current community sentiment for marine ecosystems? Can a greater sense of connection with marine ecosystems lead to greater willingness to protect and conserve? How can a sense of connection be created with more ‘remote’ or ‘unseen’ or harder to access ecosystems such as the GSR? Behaviour change and the GSR: What community behaviours are we looking for? What are the main drivers and barriers to key community behaviours that could enhance conservation outcomes for the GSR?
Desired candidate experience: Behavioral or social science background