[MARMAM] Postdoc Opportunity

Mike Simpkins msimpkins at mmc.gov
Mon May 21 09:58:31 PDT 2007

Hello all,

The U.S. Marine Mammal Commission and National Research Council announce a
new program for Postdoctoral Awards (i.e., NRC Research Associateships). The
Commission is an independent federal agency created by the Marine Mammal
Protection Act, and is seeking creative, forward-looking scientists to
address major challenges in marine mammal and marine ecosystem conservation.
Opportunities exist to work at the interface between research, management,
and policy decisions regarding critical marine mammal conservation issues.
The Commission is seeking proposals for postdoctoral research on the
following topics:

-- The Effects of Climate Change on Arctic Marine Mammals
-- Indicators of Ecosystem Health for Marine Ecosystems
-- Marine Mammal Stock Assessment under the Marine Mammal Protection Act
-- The Efficacy of Marine Protected Areas in Marine Mammal Conservation
-- Co-management of Marine Mammals in Alaska
-- Assessment of Cumulative Effects of Human Activities and Natural
Stressors on Marine Mammals

Interested candidates should submit resumes and pre-proposals in MS Word,
WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF formats by 15 June 2007 to Michael A. Simpkins,
Ph.D., Assistant Scientific Program Director, email address
msimpkins at mmc.gov. A description of research topics and proposal submission
procedures can be found at http://www.mmc.gov/NRCpostdoc.html.

Research Associateship awards offer competitive stipends for 1 year with
potential renewal for a total of 3 years maximum. The Commission anticipates
selecting only one Research Associate. The primary duty location will be the
Commission’s office in Bethesda, MD. This program is open to foreign
nationals as well as U.S. citizens. Further information regarding the NRC
Research Associateship Program can be found at

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