Research Associate in Lobster Fishery Bioeconomic Modeling

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Portland, ME, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
Job Type
Full-time
Description

JOB TITLE: Research Associate in Lobster Fishery Bioeconomic Modeling

SUPERVISOR: Kanae Tokunaga

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

Starting Salary: $ 60,100 – 75,000

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 2-year full-time Research Associate position to contribute to agent based bioeconomic modeling for the American lobster fishery. The primary duty of the position will be to contribute to a project funded by the NSF Navigating the New Arctic program to develop agent-based bioeconomic model that examines arctic climate change impacts on the American lobster fishery. The candidate should be close to completing Ph.D. in natural resource economics, natural resource modeling, or a related field, with at minimum ABD (All But Dissertation) standing.

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:

  • Lead the development of agent-based bioeconomic model of the American lobster fishery.
  • Maintain communication and work in collaboration with NSF NNA researchers and stakeholder partners.
  • Lead the development of at least two peer-reviewed scientific papers and present findings at industry and scientific conferences.
  • Travel to regional stakeholder meetings, project team workshops, and industry and scientific conferences.
  • Contribute to proposals to support the second phase of NSF NNA research.
  • Participate in NSF NNA project team meetings and stakeholder workshops.
  • Participate in lab and GMRI staff meetings and activities.
Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • ABD in natural resource economics, natural resource modeling, or a relevant discipline.
  • Understanding of the American lobster fishery management and socio-cultural and economics conditions of the fishery.
  • Demonstrated experience and fluency in relevant programming languages (e.g., R).
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging fishery stakeholders and enthusiasm to involve the lobster fishery stakeholders in the development of the agent-based bioeconomic model.
  • At least one publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature on the topic related to this position, including but not limited to American lobster fishery and climate change adaptation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • 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: $ 60,100 – $75,000

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 July 10th, 2024.

Salary Description
Salary: $ 60,100 – $75,000