Postdoctoral Research Associate - Eastern Pacific Tropical Tuna ManagementExternal

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Contact: Dr. Steven Saul
E-mail: steven.saul [at]
website: Postdoctoral Research Assistant PDF
Deadline: July 2, 2018

This position will be based at Arizona State University College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. This role will be heavily involved in the POSEIDON research project.

Some of the key tasks of the role will include: 

1. Understanding and accessing relevant datasets from IATTC; 
2. Scoping model application and designing use cases that are supportive of IATTC policy evaluation processes;
3. Conducting statistical analyses of data to support model development. 

The researcher will work closely with the modeling team based at the University of Oxford and Ocean Conservancy to drive model design, calibration and validation of the tool and its outputs, as well as evaluation of model results. At the IATTC headquarters, this researcher will act as the liaison between the POSEIDON team and IATTC staff so that the best knowledge of the data and the fishery is well-captured in the model.

To be eligible for the role, candidates must have a Ph.D. in quantitative fisheries science or equivalent research in a relevant subject, experience with empirical data analysis, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.