We are looking for a data specialist to lead on designing and implementing a new database bringing together biological and environmental data to facilitate research on the conservation of Atlantic salmon. This 3 yr full-time post will be based in the Biological and Environmental Sciences , University of Stirling.

The position will be advertised on the Atlantic salmon Trust webpage (www.atlanticsalmontrust.org)   tomorrow , on Twitter and via other social media routes . I’d be very grateful if you could circulate this advert through your networks, and direct it towards any potentially suitable candidate

PhD opportunity under the IAPETUS2 NERC scheme, hosted at Heriot Watt University (Edinburg, Scotland) with main supervisors Prof. A. Sweetman (Heriot Watt) and Tracy Shimmield (British Geological Survey) and co-supervised by myself, Ruth Parker and Stefan Bolam (Cefas – Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, England).

“Understanding the role of benthic fauna and microbes in UK seabed biogeochemical cycles, and how anthropogenic stressors modify these roles and the ecosystem services they generate”.

More details available here:

All five PhD-positions are part of the same overarching « Dutch Swimways » project. The overarching aim of this project is to investigate the function of theWadden Sea for fish, and come up with management recommendations for fish in the Wadden Sea.

PhD projects 1 and 2 look at the function of salt-marches and subtidal reefs for fish and will be placed at the Marine Ecology lab. at RUG/GELIFES.

PhD project 3 deal with quantifying pelagic fish in the Wadden Sea and will be placed at Wageningen Marine Research.

PhD project 4 deal with tracking fish migration and habitat selection in the Wadden Sea and will be at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ).

PhD project 5 deal with fish survival and growth in the Wadden Sea and will also be at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ).

Questions: please contact Klemens (b.d.h.k.eriksson@rug.nl).

Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/69973

Deadline: Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in fisheries ecology to begin as early as Fall 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong potential to collaborate with other faculty and staff across disciplines within SoMAS. The search will consider applicants in fisheries ecology including candidates with backgrounds in quantitative analyses, community ecology, population dynamics, ecosystems, climate change, large-scale fisheries issues and other related areas. Successful candidates are expected to develop an independent, externally funded vigorous research program, to teach and direct research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in school and university service. The position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Review of applications will begin December 31, 2019, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.


Required:  All candidates must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in hand no later than August 31, 2020 in fisheries ecology, marine sciences or a related discipline, and have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching.  Demonstrated excellence in research related to fisheries ecology or related topics, and a compelling agenda for future research, is expected.

Preferred:  Experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in fisheries ecology or closely related topics.  Experience with course and curriculum development.  Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Experience obtaining and managing external research funding. Experience and interest in working in multi-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary environments.  Potential for collaboration within the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences to advance its research mission.

Application Instructions

Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter that addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (including a list of previous courses taught), relevant experience in science outreach and diversity inclusion, and names and contact informationfor three references.

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences: The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) is the State University of New York’s center for marine and atmospheric research, education, and public service. It is also the home of the University’s Sustainability Studies Program.

Approximately 800 graduate and undergraduate students currently work and study at SoMAS. The SoMAS Faculty are internationally known for their leadership in research in all the major disciplines of  marine sciences, atmospheric sciences, and sustainability studies. http://www.somas.stonybrook.edu

Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences