[MARMAM] Post-doctoral fellowship - Modelling the population dynamics of beluga in the waters adjoining northern Quebec, Canada

Mosnier, Arnaud Arnaud.Mosnier at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Tue Jan 5 10:32:44 PST 2021


The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is responsible for the conservation and management of marine mammals in Canadian waters. A post-doctoral candidate is sought to develop a model aiming to describe the population dynamics of  beluga in the waters adjoining northern Quebec, Canada. The candidate would expand on current modeling efforts by including information such as age structure, genetic structure, and environmental variables, while clearly integrating the sources of uncertainty into the model structure. The model will be used to provide harvest advice for the Inuit subsistence harvest as well as providing insights into impacts of development and climate change on population trends. The successful candidate will also be involved in the development of a Precautionary Approach framework and Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) related to the Inuit subsistence harvest.

A suitable candidate should possess an internationally recognised doctoral degree from an accredited institution. He/She should be self motivated, able to work independently but also within a team framework. The candidate should have ecological training and a proven ability in statistical modelling including Bayesian inference methods. Abilities in ecosystem modelling approaches and programming in statistical software such as R, JAGS, STAN, and TMB.

This is a 2-year position anticipated to begin 1st April 2021. This position will be held at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute - Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Mont-Joli (Quebec, Canada). The official working language at the Institute is French, although both English and French are used. Salary is around $60,000 CAD/year. The project will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Arnaud Mosnier in collaboration with Drs. Mike Hammill (DFO, Research Scientist, marine mammal biology) and Geneviève Parent (DFO, Research Scientist, genetic).

Candidates interested in the position should email Arnaud.mosnier at dfo-mpo.gc.ca and submit a resume including a list of publications and contact information for references.

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Arnaud Mosnier

arnaud.mosnier at dfo-mpo.gc.ca<mailto:arnaud.mosnier at dfo-mpo.gc.ca>

Pêches et Océans Canada / Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institut Maurice Lamontagne / Maurice Lamontagne Institute
Mont-Joli, QC, Canada

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