[MARMAM] Post doc opportunity
rosen at zoology.ubc.ca
Fri Jan 13 14:27:49 PST 2006
Post Doc Research Fellow - Steller sea lion foraging energetics
The University of British Columbia Marine Mammal Research Unit (MMRU)
is seeking a highly motivated Post Doctoral Research Fellow to
develop and manage a research program in the area of marine mammal
foraging energetics. The research will focus on the foraging
energetics and diving behavior of captive Steller sea lions as part
of an integral component of the MMRU research goals.
The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and
implementing the science plan at the MMRU Open Water Research
Station. This is a unique facility that allows researchers to study
behavior and energetics of Steller sea lions using trained animals to
carry out experiments in the open ocean.
You must have a PhD in biological science, and experience in
conducting and managing field- or lab-based research projects,
ideally involving marine mammals. This should include a proven
ability to lead and motivate research teams. Experience with the
practical and analytical techniques required to conduct behavioral
and energetic studies would be advantageous. You must also have
excellent writing, communication and networking skills, illustrated
by a strong publication record and evidence of effective
communication with the scientific community.
The post will be based at the University of British Columbia
Fisheries Centre in Vancouver. However, a significant amount of time
will also be spent at the MMRU Open Water Research Station located at
a remote location away from the University campus.
The position is under the direct supervision of the Dr Andrew Trites
and Dr David Rosen with support from the Office Manager. They will
directly supervise research technicians at the Open Water facility.
The position will also work closely with Aquarium training and
The post is for 1 year with the possibility of renewal, and will
start as soon as practical.
Interested candidates should send a resume and covering letter of
interest by January 27, 2006 to Dr Andrew Trites:
consortium at zoology.ubc.ca.
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