[MARMAM] Postdoc position - Steller sea lion research @ UBC

David Rosen rosen at zoology.ubc.ca
Fri Sep 28 11:27:04 PDT 2007


Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Steller Sea Lion Foraging Energetics

The University of British Columbia Marine Mammal Research Unit (MMRU) 
invites highly motivated and experienced applicants to apply for the 
position of Post Doctoral Research Fellow. The appointment is 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 UBC Open Water Research Station. 
This facility allows researchers to study behavior and energetics of 
Steller sea lions using trained animals to carry out experiments in the 
open ocean environment   (see    
www.marinemammal.org/research/openwater/index.php) You must have a PhD 
in biological science and at least 2 years of experience in conducting 
and managing field- or lab-based research projects. 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’s 
Fisheries Centre in Vancouver. However, significant time will also be 
spent at the UBC 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 
husbandry staff. The post is for 1 year and will start as soon as 
practical.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to 
employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. 
However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given 
priority.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum 
vitae, and list of referees to Dr Andrew Trites:  
consortium at zoology.ubc.ca By Noon on Monday, October 15, 2007.
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