[MARMAM] Postdoc Opportunity: marine mammal spatial analysis using eDNA at the University of Washington

Amy Van Cise avancise at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 12:43:32 PDT 2022


We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to join us at the University of
Washington School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences in Seattle, WA.

This position is funded to work on a new grant from the Office of Naval
Research as part of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative
(MURI) awards. The project, entitled "MMARINeDNA: Marine Mammal Remote
detection via INnovative environmental DNA sampling," aims to improve the
use of eDNA as a tool for tracking and monitoring marine mammal
distributions at meso- and macro-scales.

The postdoctoral scholar in this position will collaboratively develop
spatial models to describe the 3D distribution of target cetacean species
using eDNA. The position will entail a combination of spatial modeling,
genetic labwork, and bioinformatics. We seek a candidate with a strong
skill set in either spatial modeling or genetics/eDNA, and will provide
peer training to complement the skills the postdoc already has.

We are a collaborative team of researchers from the University of
Washington, NOAA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and St. Andrews. The
successful candidate will work closely with multiple collaborating labs at
UW, as well as with local researchers at the NOAA Northwest Fisheries
Science Center, to generate sequence data from eDNA samples and incorporate
those data into 3D spatial distribution models.

The term is 1.5 years, renewable subject to performance and available
funding; the larger MMARINeDNA project is funded for a five-year period.
For more information and to apply, please visit the following link:

Interested candidates can also reach out to me directly [avancise at uw.edu]
with any questions.

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Amy M. Van Cise, Ph.D. <https://amyvancise.weebly.com/>

Assistant Professor
University of Washington | School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences
1122 NE Boat St
Seattle, WA 98105
Office: SAFS 216B
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