Opportunities

August 2020 — PhD graduate student position in fisheries ecology
We are seeking a highly motivated student for a fully funded PhD graduate research assistantship in fisheries ecology to investigate mechanisms underlying changing fish community dynamics in temperate lakes. The project is focused on quantitative ecology and will include a rich portfolio of research opportunities spanning population modeling, eDNA validation, and whole-lake food web modeling.  The focal study system includes an ongoing native species re-introduction (Cisco, Coregonus artedi) in the Finger Lakes region of NY.  This will be an opportunity for a PhD student to gain quantitative ecology training, hands-on field work, and collaboration across academia-management agency partnerships to advance freshwater fisheries ecology and conservation. The desired start date is the Spring 2021 academic semester.  Please see the full advertisement here for more information and application instructions.

February 2020 — Postdoctoral fellowship: Strategies for climate-ready fishing communities
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to address strategies for climate-ready fishing communities. The fellowship is part of a Nature Conservancy-Cornell University research collaboration.

Climate change is advancing rapidly, particularly in high latitude oceans, leading to shifting marine species distributions, and changing fish population productivity and variability. Fishing communities face increasing threats to local economies and risk of losing fishing access under changing marine ecosystems. The successful applicant will join a multi-investigator collaboration spanning marine science, fisheries, computer science, and conservation finance to identify optimal strategies for fishing communities to prepare for climate-driven ocean changes. The project will focus on Alaskan fisheries, with a goal of developing tools to advance adaptation strategies for climate-ready fishing communities broadly.

This position is initially funded for 18 months, with a desired starting date in Spring 2020. The position includes full-time salary, employee health and retirement benefits among others, and some travel funds.  The Nature Conservancy-Alaska will hire the position and Cornell University will host the position at its campus in Ithaca, NY.

To apply: Please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID # 48554 in the keyword search. Submit your cover letter and resume (both are required) by 11:59 PM Eastern by March 14, 2020 to be considered in the first review of applications. The position will remain open until filled.

Full advertisement available here.

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