Post Doc in Fisheries Modelling in New Zealand
Post Doctoral Fellow – Fisheries Modeller
The impacts occurring as a result of fisheries catches on the marine environment is an important research theme for NIWA. As a part of Ministry of Science and Innovation funding we are developing an ecosystem based modelling framework to enhance our understanding of the ecosystem consequences arising from marine fisheries. This includes the development of spatially explicit population models, multispecies population models, benthic impact models, and bycatch impact models. To help us deliver on our research outcomes, we have a opportunity for a passionate researcher to take up a two year post doctoral fellowship.
This represents a significant opportunity for a PhD graduate who has attained, or will shortly satisfy the requirements for, a PhD degree in a numerically based discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in population dynamics modelling or ecosystem modelling, but any candidate with a proven strong numerical or statistically based background will be considered. The candidate must be comfortable with coding in the R (or similar) statistical language and computing languages like C++ or C. A demonstrated knowledge and interest in marine ecology and marine ecological modelling will be an advantage.
For further information about NIWA, a full position description and online applications please visit www.careers.niwa.co.nz