Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Fisheries

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Closing Date
10 November 2017 or until the position is filled.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Associate (Post doc) appointment to be held at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. Primary research focus is developing quantitative decision making tools for evaluating and prioritizing U.S. Bureau of Reclamation management actions and investments in California Central Valley Delta focused on the conservation and recovery of various fish species and their habitats.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of James Peterson and will be part of an interagency and interdisciplinary team of stakeholders and researchers. The position will primarily involve data analysis and modeling with some potential for field research. Periodic travel to meet with collaborators or conduct field work with overnight stays will be required.

Appointments will be intended for a term of one (1) year, with the possibility for renewal of an additional year, based upon a satisfactory performance review. Salary ($55,000 year) and full benefits will be commensurate with qualifications of the successful applicants. Start date is negotiable but no later than December 2017.


  • Applicants must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral program (PhD or equivalent), with demonstrated research accomplishments, and publications in the primary research literature.
  • Applicants should have the necessary skills and experience with sample design and the estimation of animal population parameters and should have interest and capabilities in the development of integrated approaches to estimating and modeling population dynamics and applying the results to decision making.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Excellent command of the English language, quantitative analytical skills, and written and verbal communication skills are absolutely required.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates possessing one or more of the following knowledge and skills: spatial statistics, sampling design and estimation, and Bayesian modeling techniques.

To Apply:

Complete applications must be submitted electronically through the OSU jobs website: jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/50721.

Applications will close on 11/10/2017 or until the position has been filled. All applications will be acknowledged electronically; only those selected for consideration on a short list will be contacted and asked to provide letters of recommendation.

Oregon State University commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.  

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