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Postdoctoral Fisheries Researcher

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Work type: Staff Full Time, Hourly
Categories: Other Staff Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellow                      

DIVISION:  Academic Affairs

WORKING TITLE: Postdoctoral Fisheries Researcher        

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: Non-Unit                          

EEO STATUS: 35                                                                                   

JOB CODE: 1965            

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt                                                  

REPORTS TO: Dr. Kevin Stokesbury

SUPERVISES: Graduate and undergraduate research assistants


The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with scientists at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, and other related research institutes to develop and apply statistical models to fisheries research data, specifically that of the US scallop and groundfish fisheries, as well as engagement with state shellfisheries. The candidate will provide leadership to members of the lab and assist other researchers with their specific projects. The postdoc will take a lead role in the writing and publication of reports, peer-reviewed papers, and presentations at scientific meetings on the results of their research. The postdoc candidate will also assist the lab with any other projects as the discretion of the supervisor.


  • Conduct laboratory, field, and computational research
  • Participate in at-sea data collection
  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis on drop camera survey design
  • Conduct geostatistical analysis of survey data
  • Prepare final reports for research requirements
  • Prepare and publish manuscripts
  • Prepare proposals for grant funding opportunities
  • Provide clear and regular communication to the supervisor on research progress
  • Present work at conferences or program reviews
  • Aid graduate and undergraduate research assistants in the academic objectives
  • Provide training on research techniques and methods
  • Interact with NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center and other research institutes with regards to ongoing research projects
  • Assist with outreach to promote research to the community


EDUCATION:  PhD or equivalent in a related field, such as Fisheries Science, Biology, or Ecology. ABD's will be considered and will need to have completed Ph.D by June 30, 2022. 

EXPERIENCE:  Experience and a corresponding publication and grant record

OTHER:  Strong pedagogical skills, strong written and oral communications skills.


  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to effectively manage a small group of researchers
  • Knowledge of fisheries management
  • Experience with fisheries stock assessments 
  • A proficiency in statistical analysis and modeling specifically for commercially important shellfish species.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced through publications, composition of final reports, and presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to design and facilitate to completion original research ideas


  • Previous work related to an area of research that aligns with the research goals of Dr. Kevin Stokesbury and the Marine Fisheries Field Research Group.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination.


Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.


To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

                                              The review of applications will begin immediately.




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