[MARMAM] Walrus bioenergetics postdoc opportunity

Karen L Oakley koakley at usgs.gov
Wed Apr 14 12:44:02 PDT 2010

Center is looking for a highly qualified candidate to conduct postdoctoral 
research on walrus bioenergetics.  The successful candidate will work with 
a team of scientists developing a comprehensive model, integrating 
information on walrus bioenergetics, population dynamics,  and 
distribution and dynamics of benthic prey and sea ice, to predict walrus 
population responses to potential changes in their environment.  This 
candidate will have the lead for development of a stand-alone model of 
walrus bioenergetics, and for its incorporation as a component in the 
comprehensive model.  We anticipate the bioenergetics model will be based 
largely on parameter values that have been previously published for 
walruses or other marine mammals.  This work will also be used to identify 
the most potentially productive areas of new research on captive or free 
ranging walruses to develop information for testing and refining the 
model.  The successful candidate will have specific expertise in marine 
mammal physiology and quantitative bioenergetics modeling, and a Ph.D. in 
a related field.  There is some flexibility in funding mechanisms for this 
work.  We may advertise a term appointment for a GS-12 position to be 
filled at the Alaska Science Center (13 months minimum length of 
appointment), or depending on the candidate?s institutional affiliation, 
the work may be conducted under a contract or cooperative agreement. Work 
will begin as soon as possible, preferably within the next 3 ? 4 months. 
Interested candidates should email a curriculum vitae to Mark Udevitz at 
mudevitz at usgs.gov.

Karen Oakley
U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
Marine & Freshwater Ecology, Branch Chief
4210 University Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
907-786-7150 fax
koakley at usgs.gov
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