Research Associate in Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

People & HR
Portland, ME, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Job Type
Full-time
Description

JOB TITLE: Research Associate in Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics

SUPERVISOR: Kanae Tokunaga

Pay Grade: 6 Pay Grade Range: $55,952- $89,440

Salary Range: $55,952- $67,079

Overview:

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) develops and delivers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. We are dedicated to the resilience of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that depend on it. To learn more, visit gmri.org.

GMRI is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Associate to assist with literature review and statistical analyses of commercial fishery landings and seafood market data. The work will span several research projects focused on evaluating the impacts of environmental, regulatory, and socioeconomic changes on fishing behaviors through landings and ex-vessel price data.

The primary duties will be to prepare and manage various datasets for the analysis, review relevant academic papers and technical reports, help test and implement econometric models, and help develop data visualizations and materials for publications and public outreach.

The Research Associate is expected to have strong technical skills with an ability to carry out analytical tasks independently. As needed, the Research Associate may also perform other duties to support the work of Coastal and Marine Economics lab, such as organizing stakeholder and project partner meetings and developing open science framework to curate various research data and outputs. The Research Associate will be provided opportunities to advance their research and other professional skills through mentoring, working in collaboration with peer research staff, and attending and presenting at seminars, research conferences and workshops, and public-facing events.

The expected start date is August 6, 2024 or later. The position will be located primarily at GMRI (www.gmri.org) in Portland, ME.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare various commercial fishery landings and seafood market data for the analysis.
  • Support a systematic literature review of soft-shell clam fishery and related products and environmental and socioeconomic drivers of change in fisheries.
  • Implement econometric analyses to examine ex-vessel price volatilities and impacts of environmental and socioeconomic shocks to ex-vessel prices.
  • Support development of research grant proposals.
  • Participate in GMRI staff meetings and activities.
Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (obtained or close to completion) in economics, finance, quantitative social science, data science, or related discipline OR Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience in supporting and conducting statistical or economic analyses.
  • Demonstrated experience and fluency in relevant programming languages and data management system (e.g., R).
  • Familiarity with time-series econometrics.
  • Willingness to learn about fisheries and seafood systems.
  • Eligible to work in the United States.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Gulf of Maine Research Institute has a long-standing policy and commitment to providing equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes, and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. GMRI's employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

Applicants and employees are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify their race/ethnicity, gender, disability status and veteran status to assist GMRI in fulfilling various data reporting requirements of the federal government. This self-identification is completely voluntary, will be kept confidential and separate from your application data, and used only to meet federal reporting requirements. Providing or declining to provide this information will not result in adverse action of any kind.

Salary and Benefits:

Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Salary: $55,952- $67,079

Application Instructions:

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected. The deadline to submit applications is June 25th, 2024.

Salary Description
$55,952- $67,079