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Postdoctoral Associate Position at Virginia Tech


"Hayes, Lynn" <[log in to unmask]>


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Postdoctoral Associate: Population Dynamics

Agency: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Position Responsibilities: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Sciences at Virginia Tech is accepting applications for the position of
Postdoctoral Associate. Research topics will focus on population
dynamics, modeling, and stock assessment of weakfish - or black
seabass-like fisheries of the mid-Atlantic. Comparing models and
improving stock assessment will be important for management of such
species. Simulation studies will be conducted to identify stock
assessment approaches appropriate for black seabass-like fisheries. This
position will involve design, implementation, analysis, and
presentations. The incumbent will be expected to submit manuscripts
based on his/her work to peer-reviewed journals and make presentations
at national conferences.

Required Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in
fisheries science, ecology, biometrics, natural resource management, or
a related field; an exemplary background in quantitative fish population
dynamics and theoretical ecology; excellent writing skills and the
ability to work collaboratively with a research team; evidence of
developing publications based on individual research; ability to work
under limited supervision; and a proven publication record.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of C++, Visual Basic, AD Model
Builder, MATLAB, WinBugs and/or other computing languages will be an
asset. Experience on statistical catch-at-age models and/or MCMC
technique is preferred.
Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position
is grant-funded for a period of one year and is renewable for another
year based on satisfactory performance.

Closing date: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin on
April 15, 2008. Expected start date is July 1, 2008.

Applicants are required to complete the faculty application online at , posting #080300. Applicants are required to
submit the following as attachments along with the application: a letter
of interest, curriculum vitae, proof of academic performance, and three
letters of reference.


Direct inquiries to:
Lynn Hayes
100 Cheatham Hall (0321)
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Telephone: (540) 231-1975
Fax: (540) 231-7580
e-mail: [log in to unmask]


Dr. Yan Jiao, [log in to unmask]

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national
origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or
veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should
contact the Office for Equal Opportunity.

Lynn Hayes
National Marine Fisheries Service RTR Unit at Virginia Tech
A Unit of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center
101-D Cheatham Hall (0321)
Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061
540 231-1975 (voice) / 540 231-7580 (fax)
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