Post Doctoral Associate position available immediately. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team whose goal is modeling economic and ecological interactions of two major commercial shellfish fisheries and proposed wind energy farms along the US Atlantic coast. The commercial shellfish fisheries along the east coast are among the largest (by landed weight) and most valuable (by dockside value). These clam and scallop fisheries are also at the greatest risk of being negatively affected by offshore wind development because of their overlap with existing lease areas, and the nature of the vessels and fishing gear used. The novel agent-based modeling approach developed and used in this research will serve to answer questions about interactions among fisheries, wind energy, and future climate conditions, providing timely science tools for management decision-making. The position is based at the Haskin Shellfish Research Lab (located in Port Norris, NJ) at Rutgers University, in Professor Daphne Munroe's group, however remote participation is possible. Will include frequent meetings with project collaborators and advisors from management and fishing communities. Funding is in place for one year, with possible extension through 2 years. The postdoc will be responsible for coordinating meetings with interdisciplinary teams, collection of data from advisory teams, assessments and primary literature, planning and running simulations of ocean energy/fishery interactions, and writing manuscripts about results. We seek applications from candidates with experience or interest in shellfish fisheries and numerical modeling. The project is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, and we invite applications from candidates who excel in team work environments and are interested in building an dynamic network of collaborators.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in marine biology, ecology, fisheries, data science or related fields.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Preference will be given to applicants with 1) expertise in shellfish ecology, fisheries, or resource management; 2) strong communication, team building, and organization skills; 3) ability to code in R, MatLab, Fortran or similar languages; and 4) strong publication record and proven written and oral communication skills. Valid Driver's License required.
Posting Number: 20FA1019
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 121757
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