Postdoctoral Research Associate - Fisheries Economics

VIMS - Gloucester
Dec 04, 2019
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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Fisheries Economics

Position Summary:

William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in fisheries economics to work with Dr. Andrew Scheld. VIMS ( has a three-part mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public. VIMS serves as the School of Marine Science for William & Mary, with masters and doctoral programs within four academic departments: Aquatic Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Fisheries Science, and Physical Sciences.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers modeling economic and ecological interactions between a major commercial clam fishery and proposed wind energy farms along the US Atlantic coast. Position responsibilities include: coordinating meetings with research and advisory teams; collection of data from advisory teams and primary literature; calibration of an existing fishing fleet agent-based model; development of a fish processor sub-model; running model simulations of ocean energy/fishery interactions; and writing reports and manuscripts describing results. The project will involve frequent travel to meet with collaborators and advisors from management and fishing communities.

Required Qualifications:

At the time of appointment, the successful applicant will have a PhD in fisheries science, environmental or resource economics, ecology with a research focus on anthropogenic interactions, or a related field.

Competencies and Experience
Strong quantitative and modeling skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Competencies and Experience

  • Experience in biological resource management and/or commercial fisheries
  • Strong communication, team building, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated computational abilities using R, MatLab, Python, and/or Fortran
  • Experience developing and using agent or individual based models


181100 Fisheries Science


VIMS - Gloucester

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Job Category:

Instructional Faculty

Special Application Instructions:

Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter identifying availability for this position
  • One-page statement summarizing relevant experiences and research interests
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • The names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references

For full consideration, application materials are due by December 27, 2019 however, applications received after December 27, 2019 will be reviewed if needed.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities,
protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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