The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Our scientists explore dynamic ocean systems from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. We infuse our discoveries into the policy arena and design solutions with fishermen and seafood businesses to protect fishery resources, harvest them responsibly, and market them as premium quality food. We share our discoveries with the public and nurture a culture of leadership in communities that depend on the sea. Our education programs cultivate science literacy and build a foundation of collaborative problem-solving among our next generation of leaders, scientists, citizens, and stewards. Each year, we serve over 25,000 stakeholders from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.
GMRI is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research associate to work under the supervision of Dr. Kathy Mills at GMRI and with collaborators at GMRI, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Rhode Island, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center. This transdisciplinary research team will undertake a fast-paced project to design information systems and deliberative processes that address questions faced by Northeast U.S. fishing community stakeholders as they plan for their community’s future in the context of climate-driven ocean changes and changes in ocean uses. The modeling postdoc will participate in workshops with fishing community stakeholders to identify issues, questions and information needs. The postdoc will lead the development and implementation of ecosystem and economic models of how climate impacts, adaptation, and mitigation affect fishing communities to address stakeholders’ questions. The postdoc will also contribute to the design of an information system that will enable model outputs to be used by stakeholders for evaluating trade-offs, determining how outcomes align with their objectives, and supporting deliberations on solutions to complex forward-looking decisions.
The start date is October 1, 2021 or earlier. The expectation is for this to be a 1-year position (contingent upon funding), with the potential for extension based on future funding. The position will be located at GMRI (www.gmri.org) in Portland, ME. The position will remain open until August 1, 2021 but applications will be reviewed upon submission.
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Diversity and Inclusion:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute has a long-standing policy and commitment to providing equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes, and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. GMRI's employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
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Salary and Benefits:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers a competitive benefits package.
Salary Range: $48,700 - $77,900
To apply for this position: submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. We will not accept resumes sent to any email address. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.