[MARMAM] Habitat suitable to North Atlantic Right Whale foraging in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada

Lesage, Veronique Veronique.Lesage at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Tue Jun 2 12:50:30 PDT 2015

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 January 2016 (or earlier) and to continue until December 2017. Salary will be on the order of $50,000 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). http://www.nserc.gc.ca/sf_e.asp?nav=sfnav&lbi=3a.

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<mailto:veronique.lesage at dfo-mpo.gc.ca> and submit a resume 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 conservation
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<mailto:Veronique.Lesage at dfo-mpo.gc.ca>

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