JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Natural Resource Economics and Bioeconomic Modeling
SUPERVISOR: Kanae Tokunaga
Pay Grade: 7 Pay Grade Range: $60,100 - $96,200
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’s Coastal & Marine Economics Lab is seeking an applicant for a 2.5-year postdoctoral researcher position to conduct research on climate-fisheries bioeconomic modeling. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of fisheries bioeconomic model(s) and ideally has experience in (a) developing agent-based bioeconomic models, (b) researching fisheries or other renewable resource management, and (c) expertise in resource economics or natural resource modeling. The postdoctoral researcher is also encouraged to take part in lab’s other ongoing projects related to coastal and marine resource management and climate change resilience (please see here for ongoing research projects). https://gmri.org/commitments/science/coastal-and-marine-economics/
The first 6 months of the position will be funded philanthropically. During the first 6 months, the candidate is expected to review existing agent-based models applied to examine climate change impacts on wild capture fisheries and start developing an agent-based bioeconomic model of the American lobster fishery. The second and third years of the position will be funded by NSF Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) program. During the second and third year, the candidate is expected to contribute to a multi-institutional transdisciplinary research collaboration by leading the development of an agent-based bioeconomic model of the American lobster fishery. The model will incorporate the products of physical and biological models developed by other researchers to examine the fishery’s climate adaptation. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to lead at least two peer-reviewed articles as a first author.
The expected start date is July 1, 2023 or later. The position will be located primarily at GMRI (www.gmri.org) in Portland, ME.
- Conduct a review of existing agent-based bioeconomic model applications in fisheries and climate adaptation.
- 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.
- Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, such as environmental and natural resource economics and natural resource modeling.
- Experience in leading the development of bioeconomic modeling of a renewable resource, ideally in the fisheries domain.
- Demonstrated experience and fluency in relevant programming languages (e.g., R).
- Willingness and enthusiasm to engage industry stakeholders to inform agent-based bioeconomic model(s).
- Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced through publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and presentation of results to a variety of audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
- Eligible to work in the United States
Diversity and Inclusion:
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Salary and Benefits:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Salary: $60,100 – $75,000
To apply for this position: Submit cover letter, resume, up to 3 job market paper and/or peer-reviewed publications and contact information for three references. Please indicate in the cover letter if you are planning to attend NAAFE Forum 2023 in Woods Hole, MA, or AERE Summer Conference 2023 in Portland, ME. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. We will not accept resumes sent to any email address. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.