Postdoctoral Scholar, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center

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Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow non represented
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 40
Work type:Post Doc
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:School of Arts & Sciences
Location: Juneau
Categories: Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC) at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on a recently funded project to monitor and model harmful algal bloom (HAB) dynamics in Southeast Alaska. The successful candidate will coordinate tribal, university, and agency efforts to collect, compile, and synthesize regional environmental datasets; use compiled regional data to statistically examine dynamics of toxic HABs in southeast Alaska and their link to environmental change. The Post-Doctoral fellow will also be tasked to develop a predictive modeling framework for Paralytic Shellfish Toxin events to inform present and future shellfish management efforts. This is a great opportunity for an individual to lead an ACRC research project, alongside our partners, to understand coastal margin ecosystem processes and their impact on climate change. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Duties:

100%Perform project research to assess algal bloom dynamics in southeast Alaska. Coordinate tribal, university, and agency efforts to collect, compile, and synthesize regional environmental data sets; Use compiled regional data to statistically examine dynamics of toxic HABs in southeast Alaska and their link to environmental change; and develop a predictive modeling framework for Paralytic Shellfish Toxin (PST) events to inform present and future shellfish management efforts.Essential

Required Education & Experience

  • PhD in a relevant field (biological oceanography, microbiology, or epidemiology)
  • Academic background in biological oceanography and phytoplankton bloom dynamics
  • Previous experience using statistical software and programming languages such as Matlab or R
  • Previous experience using manipulating time series, geo-spatial, and remotely sensed data sets
  • Previous experience preparing and publishing project reports and/or peer-reviewed articles
  • Experience successfully working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds is preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience with principles and techniques of ecological research.
  • Knowledge of phytoplankton, harmful algal blooms, and bio-toxins in the northeast Pacific.
  • Ability to compile, manage and analyze large spatial and temporal data sets using statistical software
  • Ability to perform independent research
  • Ability to work on a highly interdisciplinary project
  • Ability to work collaboratively with tribal partners and non-academic team members
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to present ecological research to scientific and non-scientific audiences.

This is a two year, 12-month Post-Doctoral term position complete with both a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. Allison Bidlack (UAS principal investigator) and Chris Whitehead (Co-PI, Stike Tribe of Alaska) will work closely with this position in Juneau, Alaska. The Post-Doc will also be given to collaborate as a SEATOR team member and travel throughout Southeast Alaska.  This recruitment will remain open until filled with the initial applicant review taking place on October 9th, 2017. For more information on the position, contact Allison Bidlack (albidlack@alaska.edu).

For more information about the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center visit us online http://www.uas.alaska.edu/acrc/index.html

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.  All interested persons should apply online. For further assistance with the application process contact Human Resources at 907-796-6263 or email personnel@alaska.edu.

 

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