Associate Scientist II
Closing date Sept 1st 2020
NMFS with a cooperative agreement with UCAR is looking for a POPULATION MODELER to join the National Marine Fisheries Service in Miami FL. The incumbent will utilize a solid foundation in population dynamics models to develop a “Population Consequences of Multiple Stressors” (PCOMS) model to characterize the population responses of cetaceans in the Gulf of Mexico to natural and anthropogenic stressors with a focus on sperm whales and pantropical spotted dolphins. The incumbent will be responsible for working with a team to develop and implement a model, evaluate and present results, develop plans for field projects, and provide model outputs to end users.
Primary knowledge, skills, and abilities required are as follows:
- Working knowledge of data management systems (e.g., Oracle,SQLServer, MS Access).
- Working knowledge of statistical and/or mathematical programming languages (e.g., R, S-PLUS, Matlab, C++).
- Demonstrated experience developing population models for marine mammals, sea turtles, or other long-lived species is required, and experience working with marine mammals is highly desired.
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