[MARMAM] Right Whale Conservation Opportunity for Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Tonya Wimmer TWIMMER at dal.ca
Thu Dec 21 11:00:28 PST 2006

WWF-Canada, in collaboration with oceanographic researchers at Dalhousie
University is seeking a highly qualified Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) to
participate in a quantitative right whale conservation initiative based in
Halifax, Nova Scotia.

We are seeking an NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow (tenure at Dalhousie), or an
applicant who would be successful in securing an NSERC Industrial PDF (tenure
at WWF-Canada and academic/analytic collaboration with Dalhousie,
Oceanography).  The successful candidate would lead advanced research in
quantitative spatial and temporal oceanographic habitat determination and
analyses related to the ambit of the north Atlantic right whale working in
collaboration with Drs C.T. Taggart (Dalhousie, Oceanography) and R. Rangeley
(WWF-Canada) and their colleagues.

Qualifications: 1) a strong PhD in statistics, quantitative biological
oceanography and/or quantitative marine ecology; 2) a credible publication
record relative to peer-group; 3) a demonstrated expertise in spatial
statistics and analyses and spatial/temporal modelling. Experience with
Bayesian statistics and use of large and small, complex and discordant data
will be considered a discriminating asset, as would be computational skills
involving MATLAB, R, S-Plus, WinBUGS, secondarily GIS, and their analogues.

The position must be filled no later than 01 April 2007. An initial appointment
of 6 months is possible with a 2-year renewal dependant on the candidate?s
success at obtaining an NSERC Industrial PDF. NSERC-PDF appointment would be
for a 2-year period. Annual salary $45,000.

Applicants should forward on or before January 20 2007 a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae (including a publication list), copies of graduate and
undergraduate transcripts, reprints, names, addresses, telephone numbers and
email addresses of three referees to:

Ms. Maya Ahmad
Program Administrator
5251 Duke St.
Suite 1202
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1P3

Email: mahmad at wwfcanada.org

Tel: 902 482 1105

"From space, the planet is blue. From space, the planet is the territory, not
of humans, but of the whale" - Heathcote Williams

Tonya Wimmer, MSc. Biology
NS Marine Animal Response Society
WWF-Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dalhousie University, Halifax

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