[Coral-List] Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Quantitative Marine Scientist with the Natural Capital Project

Helen Fox hfox at hawaii.edu
Thu Apr 1 22:37:29 EDT 2010

Please see below for a new position, and apologies for any cross-postings.
Helen Fox, WWF-US (helen.fox at wwfus.org)
The Natural Capital Project seeks a quantitative marine scientist.  We are developing tools to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes, with a focus on TROPICAL coastal and marine services.
We seek an imaginative individual for an 18 month post-doc (extension possible based on additional funding) to support development and application of the marine InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) models in a tropical setting. The successful applicant will help design, adapt, document and implement a series of marine biophysical and socio-economic models of ecosystem services (food from fisheries and aquaculture, nursery habitat, coastal protection, recreation, etc.). The postdoc and other postdoctoral researchers and project collaborators will apply these models within an Integrated Coastal Zone Management Process in Belize. Together, these models will provide a spatially explicit tool that tracks the production and valuation of ecosystem services. The models are intended to aid in the support of coastal and marine management decisions and to be widely applicable, so applicants must be passionate about creating simple, elegant, scientifically robust models for decision-making purposes. The post-doc also will analyze data to parameterize and validate these models for Belize. 
The position is located in Seattle, WA at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and will require extensive interaction with interdisciplinary teams and travel to Stanford University and Belize. 
Required Qualifications
·         A Ph.D. in marine ecology, oceanography, quantitative ecosystem sciences, or a related field
·         Experience conducting quantitative analyses and modeling with ecological or oceanographic data
·         Experience integrating ecological or oceanographic models with other biological, physical, social, or economic models
·         Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and capacity and interest to work with interdisciplinary teams
·         Excellent communication and computer skills
·         Experience working in tropical marine systems desired
How to Apply: For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to marine at naturalcapitalproject.org with “QUANTITATIVE MARINE SCIENTIST” listed in the subject line.  We will begin reviewing applications May 1st 2010 and the position will remain open until filled.  
Stanford University is committed to equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment and we are especially eager to identify minority persons and women with appropriate qualifications.
More information on the Natural Capital Project, a partnership among Stanford University, WWF, and TNC can be found at www.naturalcapitalproject.org.

Katie Arkema
Postdoctoral Ecologist
The Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
Phone: 206-302-2434 
Mailing address: NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center 
2725 Montlake Blvd E. Seattle, WA 98122, USA

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