Job: Post-doctoral position, “Forecasting the consequences, for fish populations, of water management decisions, in response to ongoing drought in the Colorado River Basin”

Title Post-doctoral position, “Forecasting the consequences, for fish populations, of water management decisions, in response to ongoing drought in the Colorado River Basin”
Agency, Location U.S. Geological Survey and Utah State University (Flagstaff, AZ or Logan, UT)
Categories Student
Job # 13621
Salary Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities

Water-supply agreements shape annual and seasonal allocation of flows, as well as water quality, especially water temperature, throughout the Colorado River basin with implications for the recovery of federally listed fish species. There is a need for synthesis of how changes in flow regime, river temperature, and other ecosystem drivers may facilitate or hamper recovery of federally listed fish species. We seek a motivated post-doctoral scientist to synthesize linkages of physical drivers and fish populations, identify uncertainties, and develop predictive models to support decision makers. The post-doctoral researcher will work with researchers at Utah State University and USGS in Flagstaff, Arizona. The successful candidate will have experience in either population modelling, structured decision making or related fields. Term of appointment will be for at least 18 months. Review of applications will begin on November 8. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, cv, three references, and one representative publication.

Qualifications

PhD in ecology, fisheries ecology or related discipline.

Ad Closing Date:  December 1, 2019

Contact

Dr. Charles Yackulic, [email protected]