[MARMAM] postdoctoral research fellow position available at the University of Aberdeen

Lusseau, David d.lusseau at abdn.ac.uk
Sat Sep 28 01:39:25 PDT 2013

An exciting opportunity is available for the position of Research Fellow with Dr David Lusseau at the University of Aberdeen to work on prospective analytical techniques to assess the ability marine mammal populations might have to compensate for behavioural disturbances. It will focus on defining the state resilience of behavioural strategies by analysing their transient dynamics. This will provide a framework to inform the propensity for population consequences to emerge from behavioural disturbances, particularly in data poor conditions. In addition, this work will provide new metrics to complement efforts to implement PCoD (Population Consequences of Disturbances inference framework) in situations where data availability is limited. This project is a collaboration between Dr. David Lusseau (University of Aberdeen) and Pr. Daniel Costa (University of California at Santa Cruz). The fellow will use a well-documented and well understood study system, northern elephant seals, to demonstrate the feasibility of these techniques.

To apply and for more details go to:

or go to http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs and search for post YBS614R

we are looking for the following criteria in candidates:

* PhD in ecology, zoology, biomathematics, biostatistics, animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, or psychology (or near completion)

* Programming and modelling skills

* Experience with ODEs

* Solid knowledge of matrix algebra

* Good statistical background

* Excellent IT and communication skills

* Ability to plan, prioritise and complete analysis / models efficiently to a high standard with minimal supervision. Ability to work alone and as part of a team

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

Email me (d.lusseau at abdn.ac.uk<mailto:d.lusseau at abdn.ac.uk>) for any questions.


Dr. David Lusseau
MASTS Senior Lecturer in Marine Top Predator Biology

University of Aberdeen
School of Biological Sciences
Zoology Bldg, Tillydrone Avenue
Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ, UK
Phone: (0)1224 272843

Website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ibes/staff/d.lusseau

Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland: http://www.masts.ac.uk

Scottish Primatological Research Group: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/psychology/research/sprg/

Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland: http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/794_TheRSEYoungAcademyofScotland.html

Royal Statistical Society: http://www.rss.org.uk

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