Understanding fish stocks and their productivity is the main focus of the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER; http://www.mi.mun.ca/departments/centreforfisheriesecosystemsresearch/) of the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). The Centre has obtained funding for a postdoctoral fellow who will assist in developing statistical forecast models of the main components of stock productivity based on long time-series of data. Another focus is to develop theory to describe how optimal harvest policies (i.e. long term maximum sustainable yield, MSY) are impacted by variable productivity. Applications will involve several Newfoundland fisheries and the project will focus on estimating stochastic MSY reference points.
The successful candidate will conduct research at CFER under the guidance of Dr. Noel Cadigan and other members from Memorial University, Dalhousie University, Université Laval, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the fishing industry.
The annual salary will be CA$45,000. The fellowship is up to two years in duration conditional on satisfactory performance evaluations. Applicants are required to have a PhD with experience in marine population dynamics, theoretical ecology, and statistics.
Apply to noel.cadigan [at] mi.mun.ca. Send a cover letter that summarizes your qualifications and includes the year of your graduation or anticipated graduation. It is important to also include a detailed CV and contact information of three references.