Postdoctoral Fellow Position with Fisheries and Oceans Canada on modeling the impacts of Atlantic salmon aquaculture on wild Atlantic salmon populations.

Overview:   Fisheries and Oceans Canada is seeking applicants for a full-time postdoctoral fellow position on modeling relationships between wild and farm escaped Atlantic salmon in the North Atlantic. This is a two year position that will be based at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Halifax Nova Scotia, beginning in the fall of 2016.  The position may be extended contingent upon performance and funding.  The PDF will be mentored by Dr. Ian Bradbury, and directly collaborate with both students and fellows in the lab as well as an international modeling team working on the topic.   The successful candidate will undertake analyses and modeling to investigate the genetic and ecological impacts of escaped farmed salmon on wild populations.  This project will directly inform management and conservation efforts of Atlantic salmon in Atlantic Canada.

Requirements:  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in fisheries science, population genetics, genomics, oceanography or a related field. The position requires strong mathematical, and computational skills, and previous experience with individual based models, or population dynamics models would be an asset. Candidates should have extensive experience in R or MATLAB. Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated ability to work independently and possess strong organizational and communication skills. The successful applicant will be expected to lead and contribute to journal articles, reports,  and presentations to both stakeholders and scientific audiences. As this position will collaborate with an international team, the candidate should be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally on a regular basis.

To apply: Please submit a CV, and letter of interest describing relevant experience to Dr. Ian Bradbury – ibradbur@me.com

Review of applications will begin on Sept 15th, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. Questions should be referred to ibradbur@me.com.

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