Postdoctoral Fellow - Fisheries/Oceanography - (Grant-Funded)

The School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, in collaboration with the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), is seeking one postdoctoral associate to lead a project in "How Multispecies Portfolio Theory Can Facilitate Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management". All applicants should have strong analytical skills with a background or interest in fisheries science. Descriptions of project and project team can be found below.

The position has an annual salary of $55-60K with benefits and funding for travel to scientific meetings. The successful candidate could begin as soon as possible. The position will be administered through an annual contract with SMAST, and funds are available to renew the contract conditional on performance.

Project Description:

The University of Massachusetts School for Marine Science and Technology, in collaboration with the National Marine Fisheries Service is investigating the feasibility of implementing multispecies portfolio approaches to U.S. fisheries, with a focus on the New England and South Atlantic as case study regions. The goal is to show proof of concept as to whether these approaches can prevent overfishing, improve sustainability, and increase value of fisheries. If so, this project could help facilitate more ecosystem-based approaches in fisheries management.

The position will primarily be located at SMAST (New Bedford, MA). The associate will work closely with NMFS researchers on the project. They are also expected to engage with students and staff at SMAST. For more information about benefits and working at UMass Dartmouth, view the Human Resources website.

For more information about this position, qualifications, and how to apply, please navigate to our website at UMass Careers at . Specific questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Steve Cadrin ( or Dr. Jason Link (

All interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for at least three professional references.

The review of applications will begin November 18, 2021.

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