The Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks an outstanding researcher to support a partnership with the Waitt Institute focused on collaborations with local governments and communities to create comprehensive ocean zoning and fisheries management solutions that empower communities to restore their oceans to full productivity. The researcher will be responsible for leading economic analyses and biological assessments of marine resources, conducting literature reviews and synthesis in fisheries, ecology and natural resource economics, and running bioeconomic models and tradeoff analyses in order to provide scientific input to multi-use marine spatial planning initiatives.
- Master’s or PhD in marine biology, ecology, natural resource economics, fishery science or related field
- Excellent quantitative, statistical and modeling skills including experience using models related to spatial fisheries management, stock assessment, fishery sustainability, and/or marine spatial planning
- Proficiency with R and/or Matlab required; familiarity with GIS preferred
- Experience conducting literature reviews, literature and data synthesis, and economic valuation of natural resources
- Excellent skills in oral and written communication and coordination, including ability to interface with partners, coordinate with part-time research assistants, and develop reports and presentations for diverse audiences. Interest in and experience writing peer-reviewed scientific publications is a plus.
- Willingness to travel internationally (most likely to the Caribbean)
Please submit letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references, tohttps://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00265. Position will remain open until filled, but application review will commence on November 24, 2013.