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Opportunities for students and post-docs

Post Doctoral opportunities

The Fisheries Systems Ecology lab is currently recruiting two postdoctoral research positions. 


Post-doctoral opportunity 1: Walleye thermal-optical habitat assessment to guide and prioritize management (start date ASAP)

I am hiring a post-doctoral research associate to examine how temperature and water clarity interact to determine walleye habitat, and how changes in temperature and/or clarity affect walleye populations. This project will combine thermodynamic simulation models of lake temperature and light to assess walleye habitat conditions across thousands of lakes, Minnesota DNR walleye survey data, and empirical measurements of physical habitat and walleye population characteristics. The successful candidate will work closely with MN DNR research and management staff to implement the research, and to apply results to management decisions, and with USGS staff to develop, run, and analyze results of thermodynamic simulation models. This position is funded for two years.

Responsibilities will include:

·         Lead and support research on thermal-optical habitat and how it affects walleye in lakes. This includes all aspects of research including defining research questions and objectives, data analysis and visualization, literature review, publishing manuscripts, and presenting/communicating results to a wide range of audiences (60%);

·         Manage and analyze large datasets generated from simulation models and collected by light and temperature sensors (15%);

·         Work with management agencies to co-develop research questions, data products, and communication tools to support the incorporation of research results into management actions as appropriate (15%);

·         Assist with and collaborate on other projects, including grant writing, budget management, report writing, analytical support, and supervising students and/or technicians to support the general mission of the lab group (10%).

Qualifications:

Successful candidates must possess (by the position start date) a Ph.D. in fisheries ecology, limnology, or a closely related field with a quantitative emphasis. Analytical skills in statistical or simulation modeling, experience managing and analyzing large datasets, an interest in actionable science, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently are critical. Preferred qualifications include experience managing and leading research teams, and experience working with state or federal natural resource agencies. 

To apply, please email Dr. Hansen a cover letter describing research interests and qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Be sure to include which position(s) you are applying for, and your potential start date.


Post-doctoral opportunity 2: Topic TBD (start date January 2019)

A second post-doctoral position is available to develop specific research questions related to changing fish populations and aquatic ecosystems. Potential research topics include the effects of changing temperature and water clarity on fish habitat and populations, drivers of recruitment of sport fish populations across multiple spatial and temporal scales, quantifying trends and understanding causes of trends in fish populations, and predicting changes in entire fish communities from landscape and in-lake data. The successful candidate will combine multiple approaches to answer complex questions related to ecosystem change and fisheries management, including statistical analysis, simulation modeling, comparative studies, and experimental approaches. Specific research projects will be developed collaboratively with the candidate, the PI, and state and federal fisheries management collaborators.

Responsibilities will include:

·         Lead and support research on fisheries systems ecology to answer questions about the drivers of fish community change. This includes all aspects of research including defining research questions and objectives, data analysis and visualization, literature review, publishing manuscripts, and presenting/communicating results to a wide range of audiences (70%);

·         Work with management agencies to co-develop research questions, data products, and communication tools to support the incorporation of research results into management actions as appropriate (15%);

·         Assist with and collaborate on other projects, including grant writing, budget management, report writing, analytical support, and supervising students and/or technicians to support the general mission of the lab group (15%).

Qualifications:

Successful candidates must possess (by the position start date) a Ph.D. in fisheries ecology or management, limnology, or a closely related field with a quantitative emphasis. A demonstrated publication record, interest in actionable science, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently are critical. Preferred qualifications include analytical skills in statistical or simulation modeling, an interest in solving complex, real-world problems, experience managing and leading research teams, and experience working with state or federal natural resource agencies. 

To apply, please email Dr. Hansen a cover letter describing research interests and qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Be sure to include which position(s) you are applying for, and your potential start date.


Graduate student opportunities

Dr. Hansen will be recruiting 2-3 graduate students to start between January and September 2019. Project specifics and details on applying will be posted here in Fall 2018.

Interested in applying? First, read this and this.

Next, poke around on this website. Learn about the past research done in this lab, and decide if your intertests line up.

Still interested? Contact Dr. Hansen with a brief statement of your interests, experience, expected availability, and your CV. 

I look forward to hearing from you!


Undergraduate opportunities

Coming soon!