[MARMAM] Post-doctoral fellowship on habitat suitability for North Atlantic Right Whales

Lesage, Veronique Veronique.Lesage at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Thu Jan 23 13:38:15 PST 2014

Habitat suitable to North Atlantic Right Whales

A post-doctoral candidate is sought to undertake a project to develop a
bio-energetic model for North Atlantic right whales feeding on various
prey density, and identify suitable habitat for this population in the
Gulf of St. Lawrence and eastern Scotian Shelf, Canada by combining
energetics with data on prey and whale densities.

Applicants should possess (or should soon possess) an
internationally-recognised doctoral degree from an accredited
institution. The candidate should be self-motivated, and able to work
within a team framework. He/she should have an interest in comparative
physiology and biomechanics of marine organisms, and a strong background
in mathematics, physics, statistics and computer science.

We seek a candidate to begin work in the summer 2014 (or earlier) and to
continue until 31 March 2016. Salary will be on the order of $48,000
CAD/year. All or a portion (up to a cap) of moving expenses will be
covered. This is a Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government
Laboratory, which is managed via the National Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The position will be based at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute,
Mont-Joli, Quebec, Canada. However, the project will involve significant
collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen at the Hopkins Marine Station of
Stanford University, CA (lab webpage: http://goldbogen.stanford.edu).
Knowledge of French is an asset, but is not essential for the position.
However, a demonstrated ability to write and communicate efficiently in
English is essential for the position.


Candidates interested in the position should email
veronique.lesage at dfo-mpo.gc.ca and submit a C.V. including a list of
publications and contact information for three references.


Veronique Lesage, Ph.D. 
Chercheur, Cetaces/Cetacean research scientist
Biologie et conservation des mammiferes marins/Marine mammal biology and
Peches et Oceans Canada/Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institut Maurice-Lamontagne/Maurice Lamontagne Institute
C.P. 1000/P.O. Box 1000
850 Route de la Mer
Mont-Joli, QC G5H 3Z4
TEL (418) 775-0739
FAX (418) 775-0740
Email: Veronique.Lesage at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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