Position Announcement

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist Position
The University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) seeks to
hire a post-doctoral Research Associate to work on a project entitled, “Consequences of
hypoxia on food web linkages in a pelagic ecosystem”. The objective of this project is to
link ecosystem function to distributional and community shifts that occur in response to
hypoxia in a temperate fjord. This project will combine seasonal acoustic and net
sampling of fish and zooplankton through a hypoxic cycle with energetic-based
ecosystem modeling. We are interested in examining how hypoxia affects energy flow
from mesozooplankton to pelagic fish.
Responsibilities: The post-doc will oversee the field sampling in Hood Canal, WA to
investigate seasonal composition, abundance, and distribution shifts in the pelagic fish
community. The successful applicant will review literature, plan and execute sampling
trips, and process and archive acoustic-midwater trawl data. The post-doc will analyze
results, and summarize them in the form of reports, refereed journal publications, and/or
meeting presentations and seminars.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in fisheries, biology, zoology, or a closely related field.
Essential: Experience conducting field research in marine environments, statistical
analysis of ecological data, ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral
formats, and the ability to work well both collaboratively and independently. Experience
in developing and applying quantitative models of natural systems.
Desirable: Experience in fisheries acoustics (survey design, data acquisition, data
processing), familiarity with bioenergetics modeling, coastal oceanography and marine
fish ecology, experience on research cruises, experience exploring and analyzing
biological/ecological time series data, and familiarity with basic biological, ecological
and fisheries-oceanography and marine science principles.
Supervision: Co-supervisors of this position will be Drs. John Horne and Tim Essington.
Drs. Julie Keister and Sandra Parker-Stetter are co-PIs on the project.
Duration of appointment: This is a two-year full time position.
Limitation on appointment: Maximum appointment as a Research Associate is within
six years after receipt of Ph.D. Candidate must have received Ph.D. within the past four
years to qualify for this position.
Closing date: until filled.
Starting date: preferred by March 2013
Position is located at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of
Washington, Seattle, WA. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff
and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with
disabilities and covered veterans. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching,
research and service.
Interested persons should send CV, letter of intent including names and contact
information for 3 references via email to Dr. John Horne and Dr. Tim Essington,
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences: [email protected],
[email protected]
For successful candidates, a background check for criminal history is required.
If you have a question about the details of this search / position please contact the Drs. Horne and
Essington. Thank you for your interest in this position at the University of Washington.