[MARMAM] re-posting Right Whale Post Doc opportunity with WWF-Canada

Tonya Wimmer Twimmer at wwfcanada.org
Fri May 4 09:41:39 PDT 2007

Could you please post the following message regarding a right whale
Post Doc opportunity with WWF-Canada on marmam. If anyone has any
questions about this opportunity, they can contact me at
TWimmer at wwfcanada.org 

Thank you,
Tonya Wimmer
Species Conservation Manager
WWF-Canada, Atlantic Region Office
Halifax, Nova Scotia
902-482-1105 ext. 32
TWimmer at wwfcanada.org 

Right Whale Conservation Opportunity for Post-Doctoral Researcher
WWF-Canada, in collaboration with oceanographic and statistics
researchers at Dalhousie University, is seeking a highly qualified Post
Doctoral Fellow (PDF) to participate in a 2.5 year quantitative North
Atlantic right whale conservation initiative based in Halifax, Nova
We are seeking a PDF to lead advanced research in quantitative spatial
and temporal oceanographic habitat determination and analyses related to
right whale migration and habitat occupancy in relation to vessel strike
and fishing-gear entanglement issues. The successful applicant would
work 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 e.g. MATLAB, R, S-Plus, WinBUGS,
secondarily GIS, and their analogues.
The position is to be filled immediately. Anticipated duration is 30
months and the competition will be open until a successful applicant is
secured. Annual salary is $45,000 and applicants must be eligible for an
Industrial NSERC Post-Doc (Canadian or Landed Immigrant status
Applicants should immediately forward by email a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae (including a publication list), copies of graduate and
undergraduatetranscripts, reprints, names, addresses, telephone numbers
and email addresses of three referees to:

Ms. Maya Ahmad
Dr. C.T. Taggart

Program Administrator
Department of Oceanography

Dalhousie University

5251 Duke St.
1355 Oxford Street

Suite 1202
Halifax, NS

Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4J1

B3J 1P3


Email: mahmad at wwfcanada.org
Email : chris.taggart at dal.ca


Tel: 902 482 1105
Tel : 902 494 7144

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