[MARMAM] Job Announcement - Ecologist

Lance.Garrison at noaa.gov Lance.Garrison at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 29 14:58:59 PST 2010

Colleagues - 

The NMFS, Southeast Fisheries Science Center Marine Mammal Program is seeking a PhD level quantitative ecologist to work in our marine mammal assessment program.  We are seeking an individual with strong analytical skills in spatial modeling, mark-recapture abundance estimation, line-transect surveys, and other methods used to assess the status of marine mammal stocks throughout the Southeastern United States.   

The job announcement is below.  To apply, please go to www.usajobs.gov.  The position is advertised as an interdisciplinary position Research Fishery Biologist, Research Ecologist, and Research Mathematical Statistician.  The position is based in Miami, FL and is advertised until 4 January.  

Thank you -

Lance Garrison
This position will serve as a Research Ecologist in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), located in Miami, FL.  The person in this position will conduct research in support of the SEFSC Marine Mammal Research unit within the Protected Resources and Biodiversity Division. Research activities will focus on improving assessments of marine mammal stocks in southeastern U.S. waters with a focus on stocks that are the subject of NMFS Take Reduction Team.  Research responsibilities will include: designing, executing, and analyzing surveys for abundance estimation; developing models of population dynamics; improving the statistical estimation of human-caused mortality; characterizing species' spatial distribution and terrestrial/marine habitat use; and predictive modeling for population assessment and recovery efforts.  Duties include: designing line-transect and mark-recapture surveys for abundance estimation; analyzing data and 
developing models to improve marine mammal stock assessments; design and develop studies on aspects of spatial distribution and other elements of marine mammal population ecology; participate in field studies as needed; provide scientific support to NMFS Take Reduction Teams and other management bodies; work with other scientists to product reports and scientific publications on the population assessment of cetaceans; prepare technical reports and publish in the scientific literature.

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