Postdoc in Fisheries Oceanography and Eastern Boundary Upwelling Ecosystems

The University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) and the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral fellow, funded by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program, to join our interdisciplinary team of researchers to explore the responses of forage fish populations in eastern boundary upwelling ecosystems to physical and biogeochemical variability associated with future climate change. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in marine science or biological
oceanography.  Preferred qualifications include the following: Proficiency in quantitative modeling and fluency in one or more computer programming languages.  Knowledge in atmospheric circulation and natural resource management is a plus.  Interests in global ocean governance and policy, aquaculture, economics, biodiversity, and social issues. The expected start date for the position is January 1, 2017 and will be based in at the University of South Carolina-Columbia campus. The initial appointment is for 1 year, with the possibility of extension for an additional year.  Applicants should apply at https://uscjobs.sc.edu (requisition #010998) and are required to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research experience and interests, and names of at least 3 references with the application.  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Ryan Rykaczewski (ryk@sc.edu).  Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.