Postdoc position in fisheries oceanography and stock assessment at Oregon State University, USA

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 with a second year of funding available 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 observations of 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 (
scope/) 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, Corvallis, OR, or Seattle, WA.

Closing date: November 30, 2016

For full details and to apply see the following link:;
posting # P00813UF

For questions, please email

OSU is an AA/OEO.

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