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Subject: River Fisheries Modeler (Research Technologist II)
From: Andy Deines <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:09:11 -0400

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*River Fisheries Modeler (Research Technologist II)*

*Estimated start date:*             1/5/2015

*Salary:*                                    $37,835 - $47,257 annually,
dependent upon skills and experience

*Applicants can apply for the position through ***
<>*.  Search for posting 0252.*

*Job Summary:*

The selected candidate will assist a team of international researchers to
identify novel ways to estimate river fish production on a global scale;
will be responsible for developing data-limited production models for river
fisheries using non-traditional approaches and managing a global river
fisheries database.  The position will be based at the National Climate
Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey
headquarters (Reston, Virginia) and will work in close collaboration with
the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability in the Department of
Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (East Lansing,
Michigan).  Some national and international travel will be expected.

*Required education/experience/skills:*

·         Knowledge normally acquired by completing a four-year college
degree program in statistics, quantitative fisheries science, or related

·         Six months of related work experience performing basic research
techniques specific to mathematical models of environmental systems.

·         Six months of related work experience assembling, managing and
analyzing databases.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently.

·         Cultural awareness and sensitivity.

*Desired education/experience/skills:*

·         Master's degree in statistics, quantitative fisheries science, or
related discipline.

·         Familiarity with ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, Oracle, Python, R.

·         Experience with large-scale biological and physical models and

·         Knowledge of riverine fisheries ecology, management, and their
interactions with other sectors (e.g., aquaculture, agriculture,
hydropower, shipping).

·         Experience with international organizations.

*Description of duties:*

40%     Develops river fisheries production models in consultation with

collaborators and supervisor.

25%     Manages and updates river fisheries database.

15%     Compiles and summarizes results and participates in preparing

manuscripts, and articles for publication.

10%     Researches literature to maintain current knowledge of analytical

10%     Consults with research collaborators and supervisor to aid in
planning and

designing analysis.

*Contact Abigail Lynch, **[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]>*, with
questions regarding this position.*

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Andrew M. Deines, PhD
(574) 386-0024
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