Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

Job Opportunity: Post Doctoral Associate SUNY Stony Brook

January 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am – April 4, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

Brief Description of Duties:  

The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.  The incumbent will analyze an extensive 34-year beam trawl survey consisting of over 12,000 samples collected in the Peconic Estuary. Incumbent will develop and apply a set of metrics to the trawl data to examine whether local and regional environmental changes have increased the vulnerability of individual finfish and mobile invertebrate species, community assemblages, and ecosystem properties.  The approach will require techniques such as abundance-occupancy analysis, community trajectory analysis, and Ecosim modelling.  The outcome of the study will be a set of quantitative tools that can be used to assess the health of ecosystems from spatial-temporal data.

The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for:

  • Conducting research on fish/shellfish populations and communities via advanced statistics and modelling.

  • Preparing reports and publications on project results. 

  • Managing the data set.

  • Other duties as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission. 

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

Posting closes on April 4th, 2021 at 11:59 pm

See here for the full announcement and to apply for the position

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