The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in economic and social modeling or stock assessment. This is a full-time, 12-month position through calendar 2021 located at the University of Washington.
The research will be supervised by Dr. Christopher Anderson and co-supervised by Dr. Ray Hilborn. The research conducted in Dr. Anderson's lab focuses on understanding how the incentives presented by different forms of fishery management affect fleetwide economic and social outcomes, and especially fisheries can support economic development.
The position is 2/3rds devoted to a Global Environment Facility project, managed through FAO, to support regional fishery collaborators in Indonesia, Peru/Ecuador, and West Africa to improve their ecological and social data collection. The candidate will use the Fishery Performance Indicators and collaborate with the developers of the Data Limited Management (DLM-tool) R package to develop an integrated bioeconomic decision support tool. The candidate will then develop training materials, help organize and lead two training workshops in each region, and take leadership roles on the publications arising from tool development and piloting.
The position is 1/3rd devoted to an international effort to gather information to support ecological, economic and community assessment of fisheries through the Fishery Performance Indicators, and low information stock assessment analysis on the world's largest fisheries about which little information is available, particularly those in China and south Asia. The candidate will gather information and score fisheries, coordinate collaborating scorers, and conduct research synthesizing the results of the case studies. While all UW faculty engage in research, teaching, and service, this postdoctoral Research Associate will be focused primarily on research.
Interested individuals can find more about the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences by visiting our website https://fish.uw.edu/ and Dr. Chris Anderson https://fish.uw.edu/faculty/chris-anderson/
The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant student and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women in science, engineering, and math (see https://advance.washington.edu/).
The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) currently are negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information and updates on the bargaining process, please visit https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/postdoc-negotiationupdates.
We seek a postdoctoral Research Associate to take leadership in the research and execution of two projects focusing on improving the level of biological and social information available to fisheries management, as well as the integration of this information into management decisions, in regions where fisheries are a critical source of food and livelihoods.
PhD or foreign equivalent in applied economics, statistics, mathematical ecology or related field.
One year experience with natural resources economics or population dynamics.
Strong programming skills with a background in collecting non-quantitative data.
Experience with bioeconcomic and population dynamics models.
Familarity with low information stock assessment models.
Proficiency in R.
Fluency in French or Spanish desired.
Applicants will need the following: (1) A letter of interest detailing your skills and experience. (2) A curriculum-vitae including publications. (3) The names and contact information for three references.
For questions about this position, including potential disability accommodations, please contact Katie Effert, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-685-6083.
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