[Coral-List] Post-doctoral researcher opportunity: Analyst of community-based natural resource management data

Alastair Harborne aharborn at fiu.edu
Tue Jan 16 12:05:58 EST 2018

The Tropical Fish Ecology Lab (http://tropicalfishecologylab.com, PI Alastair Harborne) at Florida International University (FIU) is looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher to work on an exciting new project examining community-based natural resource management in Indonesia. The project is in collaboration with Conservation International, Rare, Wildlife Conservation Society, and World Wildlife Fund (the Alliance for Conservation Evidence). The work at FIU will synthesize existing marine protected area (MPA) monitoring data from across institutions and geographies to examine how and why MPA status, trends, and impacts vary across Indonesia.  In so doing, the project will accelerate national-level marine spatial planning, strategic prioritization, and MPA implementation.

The position is for 20 months at a competitive salary, and the successful candidate must be able to start by late March 2018 and attend a US-based initial project meeting in April. The position will include multiple visits to Indonesia to attend project workshops and work with project partners.

Required skills:
*             Experience with ArcGIS, statistical analyses, and management of large and diverse data sets
*             Experience of social science research, particularly relating to marine conservation
*             Ability to work and live in south Florida and travel repeatedly to Indonesia
*             Track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals
*             Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desirable skills:
*             Experience of marine community-based natural resource management, particularly in tropical areas
*             Experience of working in south-east Asia
*             Experience of disseminating research results to a range of stakeholders

To apply: Please contact Dr Alastair Harborne at aharborn at fiu.edu (subject 'ACES position'), and attach a covering letter addressing each of the required and desirable skills, plus a full CV including the names of at least two references. The deadline is Feb 2nd 2018, with interviews soon afterwards..

About our lab: We are a growing team of researchers interested in all aspects of coral-reef fishes and the impacts of environmental change in the Caribbean and Pacific.

About our university: FIU is a public research university in Miami with a highly diverse, vibrant, and growing student body that offers more than 180 study programs. Our multiple campuses serve over 56,000 students, placing FIU among the 5 largest universities in the nation. FIU holds a Carnegie Research 1 designation (highest research activity), and is the largest majority minority RI institution in the US.


Dr Alastair Harborne
Assistant Professor
Tropical Fish Ecology Lab

Department of Biological Sciences - Marine Sciences Program
Florida International University,
MSB 352, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151 Street,
North Miami, Florida 33181, USA

Tel: +1-305-919-4232
email: alastair.harborne at fiu.edu<mailto:alastair.harborne at fiu.edu>
Skype name: al_harborne
Twitter: @alharborne
Website: https://marine.fiu.edu/faculty/alastair-harborne/

Ecology Editor, Coral Reefs: http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/journal/338
ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-6155-2013

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