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A one year fulltime postdoctoral position is available with the Marine Mammal Research Unit, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at The University of British Columbia. The postdoctoral fellow will join a team of researchers studying resident killer whales and Chinook salmon, and will focus on the availability of Chinook salmon for resident killer whales.
- Communicating results at departmental seminars, and at regional, national and international meetings
- Collaborating with colleagues on the analysis of mulitidisciplinary dat
- Miscellaneous other duties
- Preparing and publishing papers in scientific journals on the above
- Conducting analysis of hydroacoustic and biological data to characterize sub-regional and regional variability in the habitat and prey of southern resident killer whales with respect to primary food web constituents. Key activities to include comparing prey distribution with killer whale forging behaviour, and comparing foraging habitats between northern and southern resident killer whales
- The successful candidate will have a PhD with knowledge of biological and physical oceanographic processes, and experience in remote sensing techniques and acoustic data analysis.
- The applicant must be able to undertake spatial and temporal analysis of multi-frequency echosounders across multiple trophic levels.
- The applicant must also be able to analyze hydroacoustic data using Echoview and Matlab, and have experience using zooplankton nets and midwater trawls.
Company: The University of British Columbia
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Vancouver, BC, USA
Application Deadline: N/A