2016: Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies

The Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS) is recruiting for a Research Associate (Post Doc). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Funding is available for one-year for research in fisheries oceanography and stock assessment with potential for a second-year funded through the National Research Council.

The goal of the project is to develop short-term forecast models of Pacific hake (/Merluccius productus/) habitat distribution based on /in situ/ information on ocean conditions. The habitat models will be parameterized and validated using survey data for Pacific hake off the U.S. west coast. The models will be forced with seasonal lead-time forecasts of oceanographic variables produced by J-SCOPE (JISAO’s Seasonal Coastal Ocean Prediction of the Ecosystem)to provide weekly to monthly forecasts of hake distribution. The project outcomes will focus on providing methodology that can be used to improve acoustic survey design, stock assessments and management planning.

This is a collaborative project with investigators from NOAA NWFSC (Dr. Mary Hunsicker, Dr. Melissa Haltuch, Dr. Sandy Parker-Stetter, Dr. Rick Brodeur, Dr. Isaac Kaplan), U. Washington (Dr. Samantha Siedlecki, Dr. Jan Newton), and PMEL/JISAO (Dr. Nick Bond, Dr. Albert Hermann), which will require working closely with investigators at facilities in Newport, OR and Seattle, WA. Job location: Newport, OR or Seattle, WA.

For full details and to apply see the following link:
https://jobs.oregonstate.edu; posting #P00275UF.

For questions, please email Jessica.Waddell@oregonstate.edu